David Kendall is a former bank manager for Barclays Bank who is now a very popular after dinner speaker at dinners all round the country and abroad.
He is Yorkshire born and bred – and proud of it! He was a chorister at York Minster and upon leaving school worked as a chartered accountant and for Rowntrees.
During this time he played piano and guitar in a dance band and then a cabaret group.
In 1965 he joined Barclays and prior to early retirement in 1990 he was the manager of York University branch for 5 years. Hence the fact that most people on the after dinner circuit still refer to him as “the Bank Manager from York”.
He has spoken from Rotterdam to Rotherham and Denby Dale to Dublin – not to mention the Grosvenor House and the Savoy and the Cafe Royale.
His cheerful manner and infectious laugh have brightened many a top table and his Northern roots are evident in the warmth of his style.
The majority of functions he attends are for corporate bodies but he does also speak to many sporting organisations.
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