Fraud and Financial Crime Conference 2018

22 Nov -23 Nov 2018 The Midland Hotel, Manchester

Bill Copeland, After dinner speaker

Bill Copeland

After dinner speaker
Bill Copeland, After dinner speaker
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Bill Copeland is a former lawyer who practised in Scotland. He originally specialised in criminal defence work, but, following the swinging cuts in Legal Aid, he then become a conveyancer - there was more money in acting for those buying houses than those breaking into them!

Born in Govan, a quaint fishing village on the banks of the Clyde, home to Sir Alex Ferguson and Billy Connelly.

Bill attended Allan Glens School, which was selective. As he wasn't doing too well, he was selected to go only on Fridays! He then studied at Strathclyde University, graduating B.A., LL.B.  which his criminal clients thought stood for, buy us a lager and a large Bacardi!

Bill has been a regular outstanding performer on the after-dinner speaking circuit for several years now, building up an unrivalled portfolio of experience in handling the entire range of speaking assignments.

He has travelled the length and breadth of the country from Wick to the Channel Islands and even ventured out into the North Sea to the oil rigs off Norway! - Entertaining clients. Corporate events for leading government bodies, major national and multi-national businesses, professional bodies and trade associations sporting dinners for football clubs, major and minor rugby dinners, posh and proletarian golf club’s prize giving, annual dinners and days out, prestigious and humble Burns Nights and Rotary Clubs all have warmed to the unique brand of Copeland humour.

Bill is equally at home addressing audiences of 70 as 700, and he's happy to tailor and customise his speech to any specific requirements.

Bill's mission statement as a speaker is to follow his grandfather’s old adage - Always leave them begging for more, which was the very attitude that led to his granddad being struck off as the world's worst anaesthetist!

A recent newspaper review stated that Bill Copeland was pushing back the frontiers of comedy and reaching into new and hitherto undiscovered areas of humour - or rather the critics actual words were That Bill Copeland's getting beyond a joke!!

Bill's wit has also hit the airwaves as a guest on BBC Radio Scotland's former early morning topical news and chat programme The Fred MacAulay Show.