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Mark Lennard - Toastmaster & Master of Ceremonies

Booking a Toastmaster for your special occasion will enhance your celebrations by ensuring that your event will be looked after by a professional trained Toastmaster. Mark Lennard has trained and studied with the Guild of International Professional Toastmasters and is fully experienced with all types of events requiring the services of a Toastmaster.

What is a Toastmaster

Many people will use the services of a Toastmaster but the majority are not aware how the Toastmaster came about. The first Toastmaster was a man by the name of William Knight Smith in 1898.

Mark Lennard ToastmasterFor many centuries there has been an organiser at banquets and balls whose job it is to lead the guests in toasts and to ensure the smooth-running of the evening. In the 18th century there could be so many toasts  – and every toast involved draining the glass – that it was only the professional toastmaster (drinking from a glass that contained much less liquor than it appeared to) who could be relied upon to be upright at the end of the evening.

While toastmasters have been around for many centuries, the “traditional” red tailcoat is only just over 100 years old. At the end of the 19th century William Knight Smith was getting increasingly annoyed at being mistaken for a waiter. His wife suggested that he wear something distinctive and unique. A tradition was born.

If you are looking to book a London Toastmaster take a look at the services that Mark Lennard can offer you.

When considering booking a Toastmaster for your function you are making a wise decision if you are looking to ensure that your event runs smoothly on the day. With a Toastmaster present this will also add a touch of class, pomp and ceremony to your very special event.

Toastmasters provide an age old tradition of ‘Master of the Ceremony’ and provide the backbone of an event to whom all the event staff turn to as the official organiser and timekeeper. Many different types of events require the professional services of a Toastmaster and not just weddings. Various faiths require different ways of officiating at a wedding and Mark Lennard will tailor his skills and experience to all types of faith weddings. If you are interested in booking a Toastmaster or wish to enquire about any special requirements just contact Mark Lennard today.


Mark Lennard is a fellow member of the Guild of International Professional Toastmasters and has been trained to the highest standards required. He is fully qualified to officiate at all events both Civil and Royal.

Using the services of a trained Toastmaster gives you the peace of mind that you need on your special occasion.
All members of the Guild of International Professional Toastmasters adhere to a strict code of conduct and many of the guilds members have officiated at high profile public events including Royal occasions.


If you would like to make a booking or require further information on the services of Mark Lennard then please do not hesitate to make contact by telephone or email, just visit the contact page.