Professional Toastmaster & Master of Ceremonies


About Richard

Kiss from Bride & Groom

A Past President and Fellow of the National Association of Toastmasters.

Richard offers his services Nationwide. Although based on the Isle of Wight, Richard is prepared to travel anywhere in the UK. Richard has also been engaged on a number of occasions abroad, working in places such as the south of France, the United States, Cyprus and Bali.

As one of the country’s leading Toastmasters, Richard offers a modern service with old fashioned courtesy and a sense of humour which, in these days, is a combination, hard to find. This coupled with his eye for detail, advice on protocol and his ability to encompass your every need means he is quite simply…

The Professional Toastmaster

Role of the Toastmaster

Richard is always there when you need him. His attention to detail and continuous, unobtrusive liaison throughout your event, will ensure that it keeps to time and flows effortlessly.

His aim is to ensure that you and all your Guests enjoy the occasion in the knowledge that Richard has everything under control.

He will ensure that your event is managed in the way in which you want it and will work together with the Venue and your suppliers to ensure that yours is the event which everyone remembers and talks about.

  • Announce your guests and present them to their Hosts
  • Make your guests feel welcome and relaxed
  • Announce the order of proceedings
  • Gain silence and attention for Graces, speeches and toasts
  • Ensure that your Artistes and entertainers are ready to perform and introduce them
  • Act as Auctioneer, Fundraiser or Raffle/Tombola prize caller
  • Liaise with Banqueting staff, photographers and videographers
  • Many, many thanks for making Saturday such a perfect day. Everything ran so smoothly and was so relaxed and l feel that was down to your expertise.

    We had such a wonderful day, and all the guests enjoyed every minute of this special occasion.

  • Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say what a pleasure it was to have you at Samantha & Lee's wedding on Saturday. It would not have gone so smoothly without your presence.

    Your professionalism was second to none. We have had many comments praising you, which mirror our thoughts entirely.

    Debbie & Steve
  • Thank you so much for everything on Friday. You did a great job and added that special touch to our day.

    We will certainly be recommending you to our family and friends!

    Sally and Kelly Hodkinson
  • A HUGE 'THANK YOU' for everything that you have done for us leading up to and on the day! You were truly amazing and made us all feel so relaxed! We felt like we have known you for years!

    We had so many lovely comments saying what a great job you did!

    Mr & Mrs Townsend-Hall
  • Thank you for being part of Becky and Tom's special day. It was a pleasure to meet you and you looked after both Liz and myself superbly! In particular making sure my empty glass was topped up regularly.

    The day wouldn't have run so smoothly without you.

    Beverley Jackson
  • A big thank you for all your help last weekend. We had the most amazing day that went so smoothly due to your assistance on the day.

    Thanks from the bottom of our hearts

    Maryanna and Matt Taylor
  • Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding day run perfectly. I hadn’t really considered having a toastmaster until we met you at the Priory’s tasting. As a highly organised and some would say picky perfectionist - you turned out to be exactly what we needed in order to relax and enjoy our day. Thank you for making everyone feel welcome and accommodated, whilst making sure we remained on schedule! You made it all perfect!

    Charlotte & Mark Simmons
  • You were a great source of information and calm during a very hectic day, It was good too that you read out what was happening during the course of the Ceremony, so that all our guests knew what was going on.

    I am also pleased that My Cousin Mitul and Krishna's Brother, Jinesh asked you to be their Toastmaster too. We look forward to seeing you in Bali.

    Krishna & Mayhul

Get In Touch

Richard Heywood

Cherry Tree, 72 Palmers Road, Wootton Bridge, Ryde, Isle of Wight. PO33 4NE

Telephone: +44 (0) 1983 884464
Mobile: 07850 468954