Introducing The

Cambridge Toastmaster



about Richard Mitchell, The Cambridge Toastmaster

Educated at Framlingham College and then St Paul’s and St Mary’s, Cheltenham, Richard has enjoyed a full and varied teaching career, culminating in a wonderful eleven years as Headmaster of a leading Independent Preparatory School in Northamptonshire.

Richard has attended and/or hosted hundreds of school, governor, parental, civic, corporate, charitable and social events. Having also trained as a public speaker, Richard thought that he could use his vast experience to help people's events run smoothly, acting as a professional MC.

To this end, he trained with the National Association of Toastmasters and is delighted to be part of this prestigious membership.

Richard is married with one grown-up son and lives with his wife in Cambridge. He's passionate about sport and is also currently a rugby and cricket coach for a major Independent school in Cambridge. He sits on two School Governing Bodies and pursues a secondary career in photography.



A comfortable public speaker for all your events


Offering guidance and advice, Richard, The Cambridge Toastmaster, ensures that you are in capable hands as soon as he comes on board to help with your function. He is a seasoned and comfortable public speaker and familiar with audiences and environments across many genres. 

The job of a toastmaster is to take the stress away from you and to make your event run like clockwork. Attention to detail and continual discreet liaison throughout the event is of paramount importance and allows your event to move effortlessly to a successful conclusion.

The advantages of securing the services of a professional toastmaster include:

  • Planning of an event from the outset and setting down a critical path, which will be followed to the event’s conclusion
  • Freeing you from the anxiety of ‘on-the-day’ management, allowing you to enjoy your event
  • Independent advice and on-going consultancy available from the outset and running up to the event, covering all facets of the important day
  • Professional manner, conducting your event with authority and dignity, without being intrusive or overbearing
  • Venue management liaison, again allowing you to enjoy the day without having to worry about ‘on-the-day’ tweaks and glitches


"Efficient and professional from start to finish."



Type of events covered



Weddings and wedding receptions (including Asian, Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Humanist, Muslim and Jewish).


Corporate Events

Including award ceremonies, product launches, celebratory lunches and dinners, conferences, presentations and corporate hospitality.



Galas and entertainment

Gala dinners, sporting dinners, charity dinners, banquets, charity fundraisers, birthdays, award ceremonies and most celebratory events.


University, Civic, Masonic and Rotary Events

Events hosted or attended by members of any of the above and invited guests.




The Cambridge Toastmaster, although based in Cambridge, offers his services far and wide. In fact, right across the UK and beyond.




Satisfied Customers


Our customers tell us that Richard's involvement in their events make such a difference. If you'd like a reference from any of these, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

We had the most wonderful day and your care and attention throughout was just superb.
— Laura
Having worked on so many functions as an event manager, I was amazed and delighted at what you were able to ‘bring to the party’.
— Darren
Efficient and professional from start to finish.
— Deborah
We had so much positive feedback from our guests - very happy!
— Mary
So wonderful to have you on board.
— Elaine
The additional focus on pre-planning made the event run like clockwork.
— Claire


CONTACT The Cambridge Toastmaster


The Cambridge Toastmaster, although based in Cambridge, offers his services far and wide. If you have an event coming up that you'd like some help with, please don't hesitate to get in touch. With Richard at the helm, you know you'll be in safe waters.

Call 07792 934929 or 07875 008510

Or email us via the form below.

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Find us

94 Cambridge Road
Great Shelford
CB22 5JS


The legal bit

The Cambridge Toastmaster is part of Mitchell-Armstrong Ltd, a registered company in England and Wales. Company number 9472151.