The English Toastmasters Association

English Toastmasters Association


Alphabetical | Historical | By Area

Members of The English Toastmasters Association

Professional Toastmasters for Hire

Wedding Toastmasters

Corporate Toastmasters

Masters of Ceremonies

The Toastmaster for You


Please click on a toastmaster's name or picture to read more, ordered by joining date.


Richard Palmer
Essex Wedding Toastmaster Richard Palmer is also a Corporate Toastmaster

A Founder Member of the English Toastmasters Association, Richard who lives in Danbury, Essex, England UK offers a great deal more than just being your toastmaster...

If you want the best reactions from your guests and to be pampered on your special day, Richard is the man for you. Richard was a Wedding Industry Regional Finalist for the special touches category in 2008 as a toastmaster and one of the three national finalists in the entertainments category. The awards are for recognising excellence within the wedding industry.

Please visit for more details. Richard is a highly client focused toastmaster, which means that if you are a bride and are looking for a toastmaster to make you feel really special on your wedding day, he will be the the right choice for you.

Linda Palmer
Essex Wedding Toastmaster Linda Palmer

A Founder Member of the English Toastmasters Association with over 16 years experience of organising and running functions, Linda, who lives in Danbury, Essex, England, UK will give you the confidence that your function will run smoothly. With Linda as your toastmaster you can relax and enjoy your day...

Russell Rainger
English Toastmaster Russell Rainger

A Founder Member of the English Toastmasters Association, Russell, who lives in Suffolk, England, UK, has the skills and know-how to work with you to ensure that your function is meticulously planned and executed. Russell is a professional and experienced Toastmaster who will assist with the smooth running and coordination of your function to ensure that everyone has a relaxed and enjoyable day.

Russell is an expert in Weddings, Masonic Events and Corporate Functions. Whatever your specific needs, Russell will be happy to discuss your requirements.

John Quinton-Navarro
Hertfordshire Wedding Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies

John, who lives in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, UK, has a real passion for helping people as a toastmaster and would love to give you the opportunity of experiencing his help and expertise on your special day.

John has been involved with Round Table and 41 Club for a number of years, this is an organisation that is always looking at helping others and he would like to continue this by way of making your special day more relaxed and enjoyable, knowing you can call on him to do what ever you would like help with.

Terry Hughes
Dorset Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies Terry Hughes

Terry lives in Poole, Dorset, England, UK, and will travel across the South West region of England to be your toastmaster/master of ceremonies, as far as Devon and Cornwall in the West, and Sussex in the East. A new modern breed of toastmaster is evolving, encompassing traditional protocols and etiquette, with a more modern personal level of service and attention to clients.

Terry is proud to be part of this evolution and is confident you will be very pleasantly surprised.



Barry W Gilden
Toastmaster Barry Gilden, Toastmaster in the USA, America

Barry lives in Florida, USA and decided to formalise his training in the UK with The English Toastmasters Association.

Barry will be pleased to offer you his professional services as your wedding toastmaster or for any type of event or function, Barry is certain to enhance your day and fulfil all of your requirements which will make your special day, extra special!!

Roy Timms
Oxfordshire Toastmaster Roy Timms

Roy lives in Bicester, Oxfordshire, England, UK and will be pleased to look after your every need whatever type of function you are having. Roy will add that extra touch of class and with a smile to make you feel good, will have all your guests enjoying your event and being made to feel special. Roy will ensure your special day runs smoothly and is enjoyed by all, relieving you of any pressures, knowing that your event is in experienced and capable hands.

If you are holding a Ladies Festival and need a toastmaster who sings the Ladies song, Look no further, Roy will be the right choice for you.





Andrew West  
Dorset Toastmaster Andrew West

Andrew is based in Poole, Dorset, UK and is our first toastmaster to reside in this county. Andrew would be pleased to travel anywhere to officiate at your wedding, corporate function or special event. Andrew has over eight years worth of experience working with clients in various forms. With his customer service and managerial skills, you a can expect the recieve the highest level of care and attention throughout the planning and preparation for your day / function to ensure that it runs smoothly and exactly as you wish.

Andrew is sure to enhance any occasion with his expertise and professionalism. When you choose Andrew as your toastmaster, you can be certain you are in safe and capable hands.

Andrew is also a professional, freelance organist and accompanist and has had the opportunity to play in numerous churches and cathedrals throughout the UK and Europe and is available for organ recitals, concerts, weddings and other church services. Please visit for further details.

Stephen Gregory  
Essex Toastmaster Stephen Gregory

Stephen lives in Stambourne, Essex, UK and is a professional toastmaster with a modern approach combined with traditional values As your wedding toastmaster Stephen will add a touch of elegance and formality to your special day. Stephen will be pleased to assist you with your planning and preparation and is on hand to advise you on all aspects of etiquette and protocol.

You can be assured Stephen will take care of you and your guests with exact attention to detail. If you are looking to add a touch of tradition to your occasion Stephen's services are available for allr different types of functions and events which includes weddings.

Roger Holmes  
Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies Isle of Wight Roger Holmes

Roger lives in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England, UK and has been involved in overseeing functions and compering shows for around 30 years. Being a toastmaster is a natural progression from this work and the love Roger has for looking after his clients and making sure that they get the day of their dreams is evident. Roger has a relaxed and friendly style but takes his work very seriously. Nothing is too much trouble for Roger because his aim and purpose is to make sure that everyone enjoys the occasion. Although Roger lives on the Isle of Wight, he is very happy to travel anywhere that his work takes him.

Roger is also an organist and a pianist and would be happy to combine these skills when working at weddings for his clients. He is also able to provide wedding entertainment and entertainment for ladies festivals with the addition of a female vocalist. In fact Roger would be an ideal choice if you are looking for a complete toastmaster and entertainment package for your function.

Although Roger is not shown at the top of this list, he has been a toastmaster for over three years and wanted to enhance his original training by joining the English Toastmasters Association. We wish him every success and are pleased to help with his career development path, bringing excellence to his clients.

Mark Wilding  
Essex Wedding Toastmaster Mark lives in Melksham, Wiltshire, England, UK and has a passion for helping to make your wedding day the most wonderful day of your life.

Allow Mark to take away the worries and concerns on your wedding day so that you are totally stress free. He will guide you to make sure that you have a wonderful day, with memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Your day should be one of the happiest of your life and Mark’s passion is to make sure you are able to live your dream.

As a member of the English Toastmasters Association you can be assured that you are receiving the highest level of professionalism.

Mark’s commitment to follow our Code of Ethics is your guarantee that you have a professional toastmaster to look after you and make you feel really special.

Roger Knight  
Somerset Toastmaster Roger Knight

With over 30 years experience in event planning, management, marketing and entertainment Roger is well suited to make sure that your event is as stress free and as well organised as it can be. Roger can guide you through all the formalities and by using his event planning experience will make sure that your event runs smoothly and professionally leaving you to actually enjoy your event and not have to worry about who is doing what.

Roger treats every function as a one off ‘Special’ which guarantees you an exceptional service with excellent advice presented in a professional manner. Whilst steeped in tradition, Roger also brings a fresh, modern approach to customer service and can easily adapt to suit your requirements.

Roger is based in the beautiful county of Somerset, but is more than happy to travel throughout the UK & Ireland. He will also undertake International work as well and is happy to perform his duties to people of all cultures who want to add that something ‘Extra Special’ to their event.

Whether it is a wedding, corporate event an international conference or any of the endless list of events that can use the services of a Toastmaster or Master of Ceremonies, you can be assured of an excellent, professional, flexible and friendly service.

Allen Stockel  
Professional Devon Wedding Toastmaster for Hire

Allen will be pleased to ensure that your wedding day or special event is a truly memorable occasion.

Allen is a kind gentleman who brings charm and sophistication to your special day. He will make you and your guests feel relaxed with his cheerful manner.

He will make you feel special and well cared for with everything running just the way that you want.

Chris Woods
Suffolk toastmaster and master of ceremonies for hire Chris Woods

Chris lives in Woodbridge, Suffolk and has been involved with many types of functions over the years including organising Royal visits during his time in the Royal Navy.

Chris cares passionately for his clients and understands that you would want your day to go smoothly and to be stress free. He will guide you to make sure that you have a wonderful day with memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

As your toastmaster or master of ceremonies Chris will help you to make your day a truly memorable one by using his charm, expertise, experience and professionalism.

Being a member of the English Toastmasters Association means that Chris has been trained to the highest standards of client care and you will feel very safe and secure in Chris’s hands.

Lindsay Rumgay
Professional Scottish Wedding Toastmaster for Hire Lindsay lives in Glenfarg, Perthshire and has a passion to help make your wedding day the most wonderful day of your life and to ensure that it runs in exactly the manner you wish.

I will be pleased to spend time with you to make sure that I understand how you want your day to be managed. You may consider me to be your ultimate aide, personal assistant and stage manager for your special day.

There are many benefits to using my services for your wedding. I will be pleased to help with wedding etiquette and protocol. I will ensure that the members of your bridal party who have roles to fulfil throughout the day, do so in the right order and without embarrassment. I will help everyone to enjoy their roles and have fun at the same time.

My experience in dealing with formal occasions will bring calm and order to your day with a sense of fun. Pomp and splendour will be added to your occasion, when I am wearing my ceremonial clothes such as the famous scarlet long tailed coat.

You will be free to relax and enjoy your occasion every bit as much as your guests. My duties will be discretely undertaken providing confidence and a calming influence to the bridal party and your guests.

Leona Cunningham
London Toastmaster for your wedding or function

Leona is based in London and has over fifteen years’ experience of looking after clients and has been welcoming guests as the head of reception at the Grand Connaught Rooms for the last nine years. She is extremely client focused and will attend to your every need.

Having been involved in award dinners, dinner - dances, corporate hospitality, conferences, weddings, luncheons, private celebrations, fundraising and anniversaries, to name but a few, Leona is well experienced at many types of functions and will be pleased to put you at ease.

Leona will be very pleased to personally assist you on your special day, spending time with you to plan and tailor your day to your exact specifications.

Leona’s passion is looking after her clients for any special occasions.  She will be delighted to look after you and make sure that you have total peace of mind and that your guests are all made to feel special!

Tim Holmes
Cheshire and Chester wedding and corporate toastmaster

A member of the English Toastmasters Association, Tim has been trained to the high standards expected by clients who are seeking a Toastmaster or Master of Ceremonies.

You can put your trust in him as he makes your important day, one to remember.

He carries out his duties with dedication, zeal and a charming sense of humour that will delight you.

Living in Chester means he is available in Cheshire, Liverpool, Wirral and North Wales.

Jeremy Beech  
Kent Toastmaster for weddings, Masonic Ladies Fetivals and all special occasions

I live in West Kingsdown, Sevenoaks near Brands Hatch in “The Garden of England” Kent and have experience of all kinds of events. I will go that extra mile to ensure your wedding day is fun, memorable and trouble free.

Spending time with you well in advance of your wedding, I would like to fully understand your thoughts and dreams to enable me to advise and assist you with planning your wedding day and making sure that you get the day of your dreams.

Whether you require a traditional and formal toastmaster or a more modern approach, I will tailor my services to suit your individual requirements.

I offer additional services, such as Sabrage for the groom and am able to bring “something special” to your wedding day.

With over 30 years’ business experience, I am able to ensure that any corporate event is professionally planned and co-ordinated to make it a success.

Having attended Masonic functions for over 30 years, I am able to offer my experience at your Ladies’ Festival.

Trained at the prestigious English Toastmasters Association Headquarters, I offer a premiere service which is governed by a strict code of ethics and conduct.

Steve Allix
Essex Toastmaster for Weddings, Masonic Ladies Festivals, Corporate and Charity Events

Having been trained by the English Toastmasters Association, you can be assured that you will be getting a professional and competent Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies to give you the experience of a lifetime.


My planning, organisational skills and attention to detail are first class and will be utilised to ensure that your event runs as smoothly as possible allowing you to relax and enjoy your special occasion stress free.


 Whatever your event, I will take the weight and worry from your shoulders by ensuring that your guests are in the right place at the right time and that everything runs according to your wishes. 


My aim is to always exceed your expectations in everything that I do. You can therefore rest assured that your dignitaries and guests will be afforded the utmost level of courtesy and respect that they rightfully deserve.


Events that I would be pleased to attend for you include Wedding Services, Civil Ceremonies, Masonic Ladies Festivals, Military Functions, Rotary and Round Table Events, Banquets, Awards and Presentation Ceremonies, Charity and Fund Raising Events, Corporate Dinners and Functions etc.


For more details about my professional services, please telephone or e-mail and I would be delighted to discuss your requirements with you.


Vincent Borromeo
Vincent Borromeo toastmaster in Bedfordshire


Vincent is a kind and friendly toastmaster with a sense of style and panache. Vincent lives and works in Italy so is the perfect choice if you getting married abroad. Speaking fluent Italian, French and English may be useful if you are bringing guests in and want them to be made to feel at home. Vincent will make a difference to your wedding day or special occasion wherever it may be. He is well equipped to look after your every need.




Our fellow members are people that have helped our Association in various ways. Some have helped with our research and training and all are committed to the long term aims of our Association.  We are fortunate that we have such fellows as members to help in our quest for excellence in our profession.



Patrick Stevenson, honorary member of the English Toastmasters Association

Patrick Stevenson Hon.F.E.T.A.

Partrick and Richard Stevenson are twins, and are the great, great grandsons of William Knightsmith, the very first toastmaster to wear the red tail coat in London in 1894. Both Richard and Patrick have been very kind to our Association with help relating to the history of toastmasters from the very first time that the red tail coat was worn. Patrick was the first person to be offered an honorary membership into our Association for all his help, kindness and encouragement. The English Toastmasters Association are very privileged to have a huge amount of information about the history of our profession thanks to both Richard and Patrick. Patrick is pleased to offer talks about William Knightsmith and the history of toastmasters.


Professional wedding and event videographer Harish Patel, Jeux D'Images

Harish Patel Hon.F.E.T.A

Photography & Video Tel. 

Harish is the videographer and photographer of choice on 07729 487861

Harish is a credit to videographers everywhere, in the way that he works and relates to his clients and other wedding professionals that he works with. He runs a network lunch for colleagues in the business on a regular basis in the north London area. Harish has been a great help to the English Toastmasters Association and works very closely with us to help us find out more about building relationships when working with videographers and other wedding professionals.





































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