David Kendall

David Kendall

David Kendall Former Bank Manager, Entertaining After Dinner Speaker

David is a former bank manager for Barclays Bank who is now a very popular after dinner speaker at dinners all round the country and abroad.

He is Yorkshire born and bred – and proud of it! He was a chorister at York Minster and upon leaving school worked as a chartered accountant and for Rowntrees.

During this time, he played piano and guitar in a dance band and then a cabaret group.

In 1965, he joined Barclays and prior to early retirement in 1990, he was the manager of York University branch for 5 years. Hence the fact that most people on the after dinner circuit still refer to him as "The Bank Manager from York".

He has spoken from Rotterdam to Rotherham and Denby Dale to Dublin – not to mention the Grosvenor House, the Savoy and the Cafe Royale.

His cheerful manner and infectious laugh have brightened many a top table and his Northern roots are evident in the warmth of his style.

The majority of functions he attends are for corporate bodies but he does also speak to many sporting organisations.

His after dinner speeches are clean, very funny and most importantly very entertaining.

Fees quoted are only an indication of what you might have to pay, and in no way constitute an offer of any kind. In some cases overnight accommodation, travel expenses and VAT may be charged in addition to the fee.

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