Brian Newbold is a leading after-dinner speaker, best known as ‘The Man from the Coal Board’
Brian was born and bred in Doncaster and educated at De La Salle College, Sheffield.
Upon telling the careers master that he had ‘half a mind to work for the Coal Board’ he received the reply… “That should be more than adequate”.
Newbold joined the Coal Board in 1966.
After a move to engineering in the Private Sector, Brian returned to the Coal Board where he developed a warped sense of humour and perfected the art of becoming invisible in the afternoon.
On the speaking circuit, Brian is referred to as ‘The Man from the Coal Board‘. He has entertained the full spectrum of organisations from The Royal Variety Club to The Institute of Funeral Directors!
“Your contribution was a major factor in ensuring the success of the night. I was also impressed at your personalisation of the material and the genuine interest you showed in the success of the dinner before, during and after it”
Brian Newbold has shared the stage with Celebrities, Sportsmen and MP’s (ranging from Status Quo to Sir Bobby Robson to Austen Mitchell!).
As well as hundreds of Golf Clubs, Sportsman’s Dinners and Corporate Dinners, his work includes everything from Awards Ceremonies and Product Launches to cabaret on Cruise Liners.
In his spare time Brian enjoys tinkering with cars and motorbikes and loves flying light aircraft, although he admits a near-fatal collision with power cables in 1998 did dampen his enthusiasm for a while!
His material is suitable for all occasions and he will personalise his speech to suit your needs. (He always likes to give the Chairman a mention!)
An Irish Mother and a lifetime at British Coal have given Brian Newbold a unique sense of humour, which makes him the ideal man to round off your next Social, Sporting or Corporate event with a laugh.