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Bill Beaumont MBE

Bill Beaumont, MBE, is a legendary figure whose journey from the rugby field to the boardroom captures the essence of leadership, determination, and success. With an impressive rugby career, playing for England 34 times and captaining the team on 20 occasions, Bill's name is synonymous with excellence in sports. He also led the British and Irish Lions as captain in 1980 and has become a beloved figure off the field as well, serving as a team captain on 'A Question of Sport' for 24 years.


About Bill Beaumont MBE

Knighted in 2018 and receiving a GBE in 2023 for his contributions to rugby, Bill is not just a sports icon but a respected businessman and the Chairman of World Rugby since 2016. His ability to engage and inspire audiences with stories from his diverse experiences makes him a sought-after after-dinner speaker for events worldwide.

Bill’s story is not just about sports. He’s also the Managing Director of his family’s textile business, founded in 1888, showing his skills extend far beyond the rugby pitch. His insights into teamwork, leadership, and overcoming challenges resonate deeply, making him an ideal speaker for business and corporate audiences. Bill’s approachable manner and wealth of knowledge ensure his speeches are not only inspirational but packed with practical advice.

Throughout his career, Bill has exemplified how determination and leadership can achieve success in various fields. His speeches are perfect for anyone looking to motivate a team, drive innovation, or lead through change. As a speaker, Bill Beaumont brings a unique blend of sportsmanship, business acumen, and personal integrity, making any event memorable and impactful.

To book After-Dinner Speaker Bill Beaumont MBE, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email

Speech Topics

Bill’s speech topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Performing under Pressure
  • Peak Performance

Here you can find links to books by Bill Beaumont MBE. For bulk book orders for your event please speak with a member of the team.

Bill Beaumont autobiography after dinner speaker

Booking Information



"Bill was excellent, and his speech was so good that I wished he could have gone on longer. He was great to work with."

Stone Federation Great Britain Awards

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