Nick Burns

Nick Burns

Nick completed the Guild's intensive training course and interview process in 2015. His former career has offered him the opportunity to plan, attend and officiate at a large number of formal functions in every corner of the world. As a member of Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service for almost 30 years, he served in Western and Central Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and the Asia Pacific region, with several stints at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office back in the UK. Whilst the endless supply of Ferrero Rocher chocolates at embassy parties is sadly a myth, Nick has organised functions for VIP visitors, including royalty, politicians and other dignitaries, from cocktail parties to formal dinners, as well as corporate events and Queen's Birthday Parties, the equivalent of a national day celebration, with sometimes as many as 1000 attending.

During his time overseas, he was also able to attend and observe with great interest the weddings of his local friends and colleagues or their children, ceremonies from many cultures and different faiths.

Nick has also organised numerous masonic lodge ladies weekends and many other charitable functions here in the UK, such as race and quiz nights, which he also writes and often hosts.