Mr Rodger Oatley

4 Carlton Way
Albany Gardens

T: 01473 423499
M: 07913 016630

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National Association of Toastmasters Member


Rodger joined the NAT in 1993 as a graduate of the National Associations Toastmaster Training Scheme.

He was, however, no stranger to the world of Functions and Banqueting having been involved in the Hotel & Catering trade since 1970.

His formative years during the early Seventies were spent as a junior restaurant manager working in Hotels in and around London and the West End and in 1977 he returned home to Ipswich and became a Lecturer in Food Service at Ipswich Civic College. In 1980 he started his own successful Function and Banqueting Company and for 25 years he has catered at many prestigious and high profile events including Royal, Civic, Military, Corporate and National Trade Shows, International Sporting Events and all types of private functions. His was rewarded in 2001 by becoming a Member of The Hotel and Catering International Management Association.

These activities helped his career as a Toastmaster to flourish and he retired from Catering in 2005. Rodger is now in great demand for Weddings, Civic ,Corporate and private functions throughout East Anglia and on match days during the football season, Rodger acts as Corporate Host for Ipswich Town Football Club in the Sir Bobby Robson Banqueting Suite .

Rodger is a Fellow of the National Association of Toastmasters and a Member of the Institute of Hopitality.