Staff at commercial brokers FMW stand to be bowled over by the charms of cricketer Ian Botham when he visits the Essex company.

Famous cricketing all-rounder Botham has agreed to be guest speaker at the first of FMW's seminars for new business clients on April 27.

Peter Blanc, director of FMW and in charge of 100 staff, said: "We are bowled over by the opportunity of having Ian Botham to help spread our message. It's a fantastic coup."