My Ladies Festival Evening was a traditional Masonic Function, with a more informal touch. Jim kindly attended the venue with me, prior to the event, to ensure that the 100 guests could be accomodated in the rooms provided and to, step by step, go through the timings of the various activities including introduction and pre drinks, dining arrangements speeches, and finally entertainment.
He was without doubt, one reason that the evening was an unqualified success, with several experienced guests commenting on the professional manner in which he carried out his Master of Ceremonies duties. He was assured and confident, kind and helpful, a top class MC!
Lawrence B Hawkins, President Royal Hanover Lodge Ladies' Festival
Runnymede on Thames Hotel, Egham, October 2016
We just wanted to say thank you for being the MC at our wedding on 9th August 2017. You did an exceptional job. We couldn't have asked for more! It was a privilege to have you as our Master of Ceremonies and we would just like to compliment you on your outstanding professionalism in doing such a fantastic job for us on our special day. It was lovely to see you having a chat and mixing with all our friends and family who enjoyed your company very much. Your wisdom and meticulous eye for detail ensured that the day ran smoothly.
Nick and Claire Braxton
South Farm, Royston, Hertfordshire, August 2017
The Ladies' Festival was the traditional formal dinner, toasts and speeches, but then followed by a murder, mystery play with participation from many of the guests. Jim made a valuable contribution to the detailed planning of the event and even joined us on our trip to Oxford to meet the actors, to discuss the staging arrangements and timings with them. We were particularly pleased with the way Jim took charge of the event, managed the timing of the various activities and looked after the needs of the actors. Thanks to Jim the evening was an unqualified success, to the extent that we afterwards received feedback from several of the guests saying how much they enjoyed it.
I would not hesitate in recommending Jim as Master of Ceremonies for any such similar event.
Ray Kitching, President Anton Lodge Ladies' Festival
Andover Masonic Hall, February 2018
Jim Shaw was a pleasure to work with. He was professional and punctual. He ensured the day ran smoothly and was a great addition to the day. We would love to work with Jim again in the future. Thank you so much for helping us give our brides a wedding day they will cherish forever.
Naomi Thomas, Founder of Wedding Wishing Well Foundation
Marwell Hotel, Colden Common, Winchester, May 2018