Norman spent 24 years as the front man for the hugely popular Houghton Weavers, and has also almost two decades of live broadcasting on BBC radio stations in the North West. He has featured on Manchester’s BBC GMR station and BBC Radio Lancashire based in Blackburn, where he broke listening figure records on both stations
His Corporate clients have included Manchester United, Bolton Wanderers FC, Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Manchester City, Rolls Royce, BNFL, many banks and countless other football, cricket and golf clubs.
He has a natural flare to take every varied situation in his stride, which has continually seen him as first choice for so many of his clients!
When you look to book an After Dinner Speaker or Comedian for your function it is always important to select a professional who has the ability to entertain at the very highest levels. Norman has been the cornerstone for hundreds of successful dinners and evening events, spanning a massive range of venues and occasions. Equally at home either as Compere or Speaker, Norman's unique skills and sense of humour are guaranteed to bring a flare and polish to any event.
He is acknowledged by many of his peers as the ‘King of Comperes’ and his natural personality and good humour have also made him a ‘must’ for auctioneering for fund-raising events – he may not be able to get ‘blood out of a stone’ but he can certainly smooth it down, change its colour, and get a lot better price for it!
He was the main auctioneer responsible for raising a ‘record-breaking’ £65,000 for the Bury Hospice Chrystal Fund-Raising Ball in 2008, and his work as Host for the Wigan and Leigh Hospice Summer Ball raises the amount nearly every year to record amounts!
Linked with his love of golf he has been the main speaker at the Manchester Assoc., of Golf Club Captains, Merseyside Assoc., of Golf Club Captains, Worcestershire Assoc., and the Lincolnshire Assoc. He has spoke at such revered golf clubs as The Belfry, Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool, Forest of Arden, Hillside, St. Pierre, St. Annes Old Links, De Vere Mottram Hall, Kings Norton and many more