John W Morgan
John Morgan was born in Glasgow in 1946.
When he was three, the family moved to Greenock where he was educated at Greenock Academy.
In the year he
finished school the Morgans moved to Bridge of Allan, where he
has lived ever since.
describes the process as "Glasgow born, Greenock
bred, Bridge of Allan refined!"
is married to Morag and has two grown up daughters - Megan and Erika.
enjoys writing, watching football, going to movies, speaking and studying the life and works of Robert Burns.
and Morag own an internet company selling chess sets, paintings and gifts.
He has served on the Board of Scottish Enterprise, Forth Valley and is also a Board member of the Entrepreneurial Exchange.
Clubs/Sports Dinners etc.
has rapidly built his
reputation as one of the most entertaining speakers on the after-dinner circuit, using a wide variety of oratory and writing skills to suit almost any occasion and audience.
is utterly adaptable and while his
humour is suitable for even the most delicate of mixed audiences, he
is equally at home
with a more "adult" content, suitable for predominantly male-only events.
has spoken at and chaired many business dinners and events.
regularly presents award ceremonies for local enterprise companies and other business organisations.
has a particular passion for the works and life of Scotland's bard.
chairs a number of Burns Clubs and Suppers annually and can deliver The Immortal Memory and Toast to the Lassies.
also has an impressive repertoire of Burns recitations including:
The Address to the Haggis which he
can precede with his
own "Glesga" version
appears and talks as the Colonel supported by a CV carefully written to have empathy with the event profile.
invariably arrives, mixes with the top table guests, speaks and leaves without ever once lifting the veil of the Colonel.
PS: The Colonel also does Burns Suppers!
started in advertising in 1964 as an office boy and then trained as a commercial artist.
Having noticed that there weren't too many old commercial artists around, he
decided to move on to the account management side of advertising where he
has been ever since.
In a perfect example of being in the right place at the right time, he became Managing Director of his first advertising agency at the age of 23.
Seven years later he joined Woolward Royds - then Scotland's largest advertising agency - as Managing Director of their Glasgow company.
In 1980 he
own Agency, Morgan Associates
, which was later to become The Morgan Partnership.
agency, Monkey, was formed in June 2011 and his
experience includes working with a diverse range of clients including Highland Spring
, Robert Wiseman Dairies
, Optical Express
, Dobbies Garden Centres
, Arran Aromatics
, The Whisky Shop
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