As a comedian, Bob has appeared all over the world including several tours of Australia.
He is the first after-dinner speaker to be honoured by HM The Queen for after dinner speaking and the first to be included in “Who’s Who” which “recognises only those who have reached the pinnacle of success in their chosen field”
He became only the second entertainer to be elected as President of a County Cricket Club at Kent CCC in 2013.
He was also President of the National Sporting Club in 2014, is a celebrity ambassador for Variety the global children’s charity and a trustee of the Lord's Taverners.
Bob has appeared at 77 of the 92 Premier and Football League Clubs, every County Cricket Club and over 100 Golf and Rugby Clubs.
With his journalistic and PR background – after journalism he was Director of PR for a major PLC and a consultant - he has become a popular and entertaining interviewer and recently worked with Jimmy Tarbuck, Sir Ian Botham, Sir John Major and Sir Alex Ferguson.
Bob's comedy poems and speechwriting are also now in great demand. He wrote a poem for the retiring CEO of Rolls Royce and in August for Lord Coe. Other subjects of his poems have included former British Airways CEO Sir Rod Eddington, the late Ronnie Corbett, David Gower, Gary Lineker, Roy Hudd and, most notably, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. He wrote two comedy poems for dinners with the Duke who wrote one verse about the Cat! He was one of the comics booked to celebrate his 90th birthday at the Variety Club tribute, alongside the late Frank Carson, Barry Humphries and Al Murray. Previously he has worked on scripts and speeches for the Rugby Football Union, British Airways, William Hague, the late Sir David Frost and many other industrialists and politicians.
In Broadcasting Bob is a frequent guest on Sky Sports and Talksport, often appeared with Sir Terry Wogan on Aunties Bloomers, Channel 4’s Countdown and presented Six O Six on BBC Radio 5.
Bob was the Benedictine After Dinner Speaker Of The Year and won the Reuters Jackie Blanchflower Speakers Trophy.
His best-selling book on his adventures as an after dinner speaker “Nearly Famous” went into two reprints in hardback and was subsequently published in paperback and on Kindle.
"Acknowledged as Britains leading full time after dinner speaker" - The Stage
"Thanks - and congratulations on your performance at the Airline of the Year Awards..your contribution helped to make it the most successful event in 16 years" - Executive Travel
"What was especially pleasing was your capacity to be exceedingly funny without the need to descend to obscenity- a truly outstanding performance" - Greater Manchester CID