Comedian, After Dinner Speaker, Compere and Charity Auctioneer
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On Sunday 17th January this year Ian reached a pinnacle in his career when he was crowned as King Rat for 2016 of The Grand Order Of Water Rats , formed in 1889 it is the oldest and most prestigious show business brotherhood and charity and an enormous and humbling honour within the industry, following in the footsteps of some of the most famous entertainers we have ever known.



Ian pictured with Englebert Humperdink and Jess Conrad OBE at Buckingham Palace attending a reception hosted by The Queen and Prince Philip on the occasion of The 125th Anniversary of The Grand Order Of Water Rats


Ian was in his second year as Prince Rat in the Grand Order Of Water Rats and was so proud to win “ Rat Of The Year” for the second consecutive year in 2014 being the first Water Rat ever to do this.


Proudest night of Ian’s Year
Ian seen here at The Grand Order Of Water Rats Annual Ball with King Rat 2013 Jess Conrad and King Rat 2014 Rick Wakeman after being elected as Prince Rat for 2014


And overjoyed at also being voted Rat Of The Year 2013 by his Brother Water Rats


Recently Ian has spoken at notable dinners and Lunches including,
The Kent Cricket League Dinner, The Club Cricket Conference Lunch at Lords, The Motor Trade Golf Society Annual Dinner,The Royal Bank of Scotland Charity Ball, Police Federation Dinner, The British Shoe and Leather Trades Association, Notts County Annual Xmas Dinner,The Paviours Society Dinner 6th year running, Variety Club of Jersey Tent 52 Luncheon, Fraser Haart Xmas Luncheon, Pallet Force UK Dinner, 3663 Conference, Tesco Extra Format Annual Dinner, RBS Princes Trust Charity Dinner,Volvo Trucks Award Dinner and for many other satisfied clients.

Ian has also recently acted as Host and Auctioneer for,
The British Asian Sports Awards Annual Charity Dinner, filmed live at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.
The Manchester City FC Players Awards Dinner, Rugby Advertiser Business Awards Dinner 3
rd year running, MAN Hoyer Awards Dinner, Midlands Air Ambulance Gala Ball, Chris Broad Ashes Charity Dinner.

Ian has recently appeared at the following golf clubs Captains Dinners
Woburn, Stoke Park, Wentworth, Hanbury Manor, Gog Magog, Knowle, Effingham, Kilworth Springs, Verulam, Newmarket Links, Moor Park. Abridge, Slinfold, Mentmore, Michelover, West Herts . West Hove, Langley Park, Royal Norwich, Bearwood Lakes, Royston, Dunstable Downs.

And entertained at the following Corporate and charity Golf Days
Sennheiser,O2, DAS Insurance, FCA, Edmundsons Electrical, B.S.R.A. , Virgin, AEG, SPARKS, Wooden Spoon, Lords Taverners, Variety Club of Great Britain, Grand Order of Water Rats, The Prostate Project, BEN, Dreamflights, to name but a few.

As many companies reinstate their corporate hospitality budgets after a cautious trading period Ian is already filling his diary with many golf days and hospitality engagements throughout the New Year so book early to avoid disappointment.


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