In 2016 Paul Deacon celebrates 25 years of working as a Toastmaster.One of Paul’s first jobs was a fund raising dinner at Brooklands museum in Weybridge with HRH Prince Michael of Kent, several lords and 600 guests. He also co-ordinated the millennium night celebrations in Monaco in the presence of HSH Prince Albert of Monaco and has attended other dinners in Monaco with HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. He has worked with many members of the Royal Family at events and over the past few months has looked after HRH the Duke of York, HRH Princess Michael of Kent, HRH the Duke of Gloucester and Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain. Every client is treated in the same calm and efficient way as if they too were royalty.
No other Toastmaster has travelled so far and dealt with such a variety of work for so many dignitaries and celebrities or visited so many prestigious venues and used as many languages as him. He has officiated at over 1,000 events for British and international clients ranging from English, Jewish and Asian weddings to dinners and awards ceremonies from Los Angeles to Hong Kong and Singapore. He is highly experienced and is regularly seen at weddings of all faiths for civil ceremonies and marriages in churches, temples, gurdwaras and synagogues. His schedule of events continues to involve him with weddings of many faiths, dinners, Masonic Ladies Festivals and bar mitzvahs. He has helped to raise thousands of pounds at charity events for HEART UK, the National Society for Epilepsy, UNICEF, and Children in Crisis. He deals with celebrities and dignitaries in the West End, and the Guildhall, Mansion House and Livery Halls in the City of London as well as locally. In the UK, his work can take him from town halls to stately homes and Park Lane hotels and from school gyms or marquees to the House of Commons. He is ready to guide guests with European and Asian languages.