The Society of London Toastmasters
Biographies
David BARNES
David, over the last 22 years, has become a well-known Toastmaster on the corporate event circuit in Central London. Added to that his knowledge of the protocols required in the City of London, means that David can often be seen working at the highest level of formality. His special skills and ability adapt to any occasion means that he is able to provide the correct level of formality for either a Royal function, a City dinner, Masonic ladies' night, a corporate or fundraiser event, or that less formal wedding or birthday party. President 2004.
Richard BIRTCHNELL
Richard Birtchnell has organised hundreds of live events including shop openings, fashion shows, sales conferences and seminars, AGMs, City presentations, award ceremonies, charity balls and weddings of all cultures. He is as much at home operating in the City as he is in the West End. When you engage Richard as a Toastmaster, you get more than you expect. He's not only a master of logistics with an eye for detail, a sympathetic ear, a strong clear voice and a safe pair of hands - he's an event expert with three decades of experience. President 2011. For more information on Richard Birtchnell just 'click' the web-site. www.londontoastmaster.com
Paul CAMPION
President 2007. For more information on Paul Campion just 'click' the web-site. www.yourtoastmaster.co.uk
Graham DORWARD
Graham has been working in and around London as a Toastmaster and event host and compère for the last 30 years. Always immaculately dressed, he has that talent for putting his clients at ease knowing that his Toastmaster skills, knowledge and attention to detail will ensure the success of every event. In October 2014 Graham was Toastmaster at George and Amal Clooney’s UK wedding reception held at Danesfield House Hotel, Henley and in December 2014 he was engaged to officiate at the Miss World Contest ‘Coronation Dinner’ held at ExCel London Conference Centre in Docklands. As a member of the Society of London Toastmasters, Graham can always be relied on to provide an exceptional service to his clients. For more information on Graham Dorward just 'click' the web-site. www.gdtoastmaster.co.uk
Alan FEENEY (Hon Secretary)
Since becoming the youngest professional toastmaster in Britain in 2002, Alan has developed an enviable reputation for quality and service; serving some of the most prestigious organisations and individuals in the country. Alan is experienced in running weddings of all denominations as well as corporate functions, charity events, livery company functions, awards ceremonies, civic occasions, royal engagements and of course the intricate City of London functions that require that extra level of knowledge and expertise. He looks after events with a calm leadership, friendly attention to detail and always looks to go the extra mile to ensure you can relax, knowing your event is in safe hands. For more information on Alan Feeney just 'click' the web-site. www.alanfeeney.co.uk
Mark GREATBATCH
Mark oversees in excess of a hundred events a year and with almost a decade of experience his advice and support will prove invaluable to the success of your event. With a relaxed, ordered and charismatic style Mark will bring that something extra to your event. For more information on Mark Greatbatch just 'click' the web-site. www.markgreatbatch.com
Brian GREENAN
His clients include the Variety Club, the Lord's Taverners, the Lady Taverners and the Lady Rattlings, as well as many other high profile charities, institutions, organisations and corporate clients. In January 2004 he was the Toastmaster for the Royal Inaugural Ball on board the world's biggest cruise ship the Queen Mary 2, just one of the many Royal functions he has done. Brian has been honoured by The Lords Taverners and The Variety Club by being made a Taverner and a Barker for his work on behalf of the charities. President 1998.
John HOLLINGSWORTH
John is one of the most experienced Toastmasters working in the UK today. President 1993 & 2006. John was chosen as the Toastmaster for the Gala Opening of the Broadgate Development, the Lakeside Shopping Centre and the ‘Topping Out’ of the Excel Exhibition Centre. He was also the Toastmaster at the Grand Opening of the Five Star Landmark Hotel, London. For more information on John Hollingsworth just 'click' the web-site. www.johnhollingsworth.net
Neil HUNT
Neil Hunt is a distinguished and friendly Toastmaster who has introduced a fresh and modern approach to the traditional role of the Toastmaster/MC. His dynamic and interesting method of delivery meets the needs of today’s audiences, whist preserving the customs of the past. In fact, one of his clients has dubbed his presentation skills as “Style with a Smile.”

In addition to being a proud Member of the Society of London Toastmasters, Neil is also a Fellow & Past President of the National Association of Toastmasters, and during his lengthy career he has introduced: Members of the Royal family, Prime Ministers and diplomats; as well as countless celebrities, Lord Mayors and captains of industry, and of course hundreds of nervous bridegrooms.

As well as being a familiar face in London’s top banqueting venues, Neil has worked in many European cities, in New York numerous times, and even aboard the luxury liner Queen Mary 2.

Whatever the occasion, Neil will be delighted to hear from you, to discuss your needs, and give discreet advice if required.

For more information on Neil Hunt just 'click' the web-site. www.redtails.co.uk
Richard LINTON (President)
Richard has been working in the entertainment business for a number of years mainly providing discotheque music for parties and celebrations. He is delighted and proud to have been accepted as a member of The Society of London Toastmasters, having officiated at many functions including Ladies' Festivals, weddings and fundraising dinners at which he has also acted as auctioneer. Richard's 'day job' is presenting Drivetime on a West London radio station which has helped hone his skills as someone who can always think of a way of overcoming any challenge which may occur during a function. In his spare time Richard enjoys the theatre (he trained as an actor) and as a private pilot, flying single engine aircraft. For more information on Richard Linton just 'click' the web-site. www.richardlinton.co.uk
Ted PRIOR
Having enjoyed a successful career in the world of international household relocations, Ted took early retirement to train as a professional Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies. Following comprehensive training by NATTS (National Association of Toastmasters Training Scheme) in 2005, Ted embarked on his Toastmaster career. He has a wealth of experience gained from officiating at many banquets, dinners, lunches, award ceremonies, and charity functions. Over the years, he has been delighted to look after many weddings of all faiths. Ted has a calm, reassuring presence at functions, liaises with clients and fellow professionals thus ensuring the smooth running of any event. As a Beadle for several City livery companies, Ted regularly attends dinners and banquets at the Mansion House, Guildhall and major livery halls. He enjoys the historic traditions, protocols and formalities at such prestigious events. Clients have commented on his distinctive, rich, powerful voice that they appreciate as adding something special to their event. A Past President of the National Association of Toastmasters, Past Chairman of the City of London Beadles Guild, Ted is delighted to have become a member of the Society of London Toastmasters. For more information on Ted Prior just 'click' the web-site. www.toastmaster-tedprior.com
Daniel STOLLAR
Being one of the youngest Toastmasters in the UK, Daniel's outstanding attention to detail, modern approach, keen attitude and understanding of his clients' wants and needs means he is very much in demand for all variety of functions. For more information on Daniel Stollar just 'click' the web-site. www.danielstollar.co.uk
Roy THEOBALD (Almoner)
Roy lives near Maidstone, Kent , where his services are much in demand. He is often seen working in Central London where his special skills, charm and experience are utilised by clients in the corporate world. He also works in the City of London where it is important to observe the traditions and protocols demanded by the Livery Companies, Institutions and Associations. Roy is also the perfect host or compere for those less formal occasions and has built a unique reputation for hosting 'This is your Life' anniversary or birthday evenings. President 2002. For more information on Roy Theobald just 'click' the web-site. www.citytoastmasters.co.uk
Peter TIMONY
Peter continues to build a fine reputation in and around London. He is equally competent officiating at an Institute or corporate dinner as he is with the less formal requirements of a wedding or birthday party. Peter has the ability to apply his skills to the requirement of the occasion, dignity for the formal and a relaxed compere style for the less formal. President 2009.
Jamie WALLIS
Jamie has been a full time professional Toastmaster since 1992 and a member since 1995. He enjoys working in either the formal environment of the Livery Companies in the City of London or the less formal setting of the West End hotels or provincial venues. He possesses a modern approach to a traditional profession and enjoys working with clients to make their events a memorable success. President 2000.
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