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Your Toastmaster - Master of Ceremonies for the Day
Toastmaster John Hollingsworth is an experienced Master of Ceremonies, offering a touch of class and dignity to any event.

John has been a President of the Society of London Toastmasters on two occasions, a rare occurence. For ten years toastmaster John also served as the Honorary Secretary to the Society, the first organisation for Toastmasters formed in the U.K

Toastmaster John is currently Beadle to:
Trade and craft associations still flourish all over Europe. The City of London companies, now collectively known as the Livery, are unique in their survival, number and diversity.

Wireworking as a craft was in existence in the reign of Henry VI, when the craftsmen in London were members of the Girdlers Company.

The Coachmakers’ Company has moved from an organisation responsible for quality control to a charitable association. For the City of London it supports the heritage craft of coach and coach harness making.

It also promotes excellence in the development of the trade within the modern aerospace, automotive and rail industries.
Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers
One of the City of London's ancient Livery Companies, incorporated in 1423 which received its first charter in 1693. The organisation was granted Livery status in 1780 and numbered at seventy-four on the City Livery List

Gold and silver wyre drawing was brought to the City of London by European craftsmen and was well established by the 15th century.
The Guild of Freemen of The city of London
The Guild of Freemen of the City of London is a large association of individuals with a special interest in the City and is the largest organisation of this kind in the City of London.

It has close relationships with other Guilds and Livery Companies in the UK and North America, and with the Corporation of London and is a very active Guild, providing a programme of nearly 30 events in each year.

John Hollingsworth works regularly for various Chartered Institutes, Royal Colleges, Professional Societies and other bodies, both home and abroad, such as Chambers of Commerce, major firms and three major supermarket chains. Over the years, John has officiated as toastmaster / master of ceremonies at innumerable Christian/Jewish/Turkish/Greek/Indian Weddings and Charity Functions as well as a number of unusual functions.

The toastmaster - master of ceremonies John has also appeared at several events with Royal personages - The Queen and Prince Philip.

In addition, toastmaster John works frequently with leading Party Planners and Caterers such as Banana Split and Dream Events. He also has extensive experience of Jewish functions.

Toastmaster John has also appeared at many events involving major celebrities such as Stephen Fry and well know sports persons including Bobby Robson.

In the West End, he has toastmaster bookings for all the major hotels such as the Savoy, London Hilton on Park Lane, Grosvenor House, The Dorchester and the InterContinental. He has also worked as a toastmaster master of ceremonies in San Francisco, New York, Dallas, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Boston and Chicago, as well as the Continent.

Toastmasters offer great benefits to many occasions and events. Toastmaster John has many regular bookings which include:-

Royal Warrant Holders Lunch & Dinner
Royal Warrants are a mark of recognition to people or companies who have regularly supplied goods or services for at least five years to certain members of the Royal Family. They have always been regarded as a mark of excellence and quality, and are highly prized.
The Building Societies Association (BSA) is the trade association for all the UK's building societies
The Council of Mortgage Lenders is the trade association for the mortgage lending industry, and our members account for around 98% of UK residential mortgage lending.
The Rainbow Trust Children's Charity provides practical and emotional support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness and supports 1,000 families each year.
The Contract Journal Construction Industry Awards are the most prestigious in the industry and reward innovation and excellence in British construction.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) provides a professional network that reaches into every corner of the business community. Their membership spans the whole spectrum of international business leadership, from the largest public companies to the smallest private firms.
The Defence Manufactures Association (DMA) is a Trade Association with nearly 500 Members. It incorporates the Association of Police and Public Security Suppliers (APPSS) with 300 Members supplying products and services to Government Agencies and contractors in the Defence, Police, and Public Security markets worldwide.

The leading representative body for contractors, representing some 5,000 companies who in turn are responsible for over 75% of the industry's turnover.

John Hollingsworth is distinguished Toastmaster who has officiated at hundreds of functions and special events and would be pleased to assist you with planning your function and booking venues, bands, entertainers etc. For further information on services please ring, Email or Fax

Toastmasters - Master of Ceremonies - The London Toastmaster

John Hollingsworth
148 Park Crescent
Erith , Kent