MC / Toastmaster


Why use a Toastmaster or Master of Ceremonies? Firstly, a Master of Ceremonies guarantees the hosts a stress-free day, leaving them free to relax and enjoy the occasion alongside their guests, be it a wedding or bar mitzvah, or a corporate, civic or charity dinner. Secondly,a Toastmaster in his hunting pink livery lends gravitas and style to any event. 

My primary focus as Master of Ceremonies is to take your plan and make it work on the day, making sure that everything runs smoothly and on time, and that announcements and introductions are made using the appropriate etiquette. After several months of planning and preparation, this is the day when you want everything to go right.

Toastmasters are not wedding or event planners, but they do complement the task in hand. It is very tempting to cut costs and employ a member of your family, a friend or a colleague as a Toastmaster. This is one time when it really pays to have an experienced Master of Ceremonies to guide you through the pitfalls rather than ‘winging it’ on the day. As a Professional Toastmaster / Master of Ceremonies, I have the training and experience to make sure your function is a success.

I live in Northwood, Middlesex (near Harrow, North-West London) and ideally located for engagements in Greater London, the Home Counties (particularly Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, and Buckinghamshire) and most of South-East England.

John Ashmele
Professional Toastmaster / Master of Ceremonies
Graduate of the Professional Toastmasters’ Academy
t: 01923 827363; m: 07710 400412; e: