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Robbie Glen


Others say

"Entirely professional, veryflexible, ideal for our needs"

"Speech good and well balanced humour. After dinner speech also very good. Everyone went away happy - with our bunch that can sometimes be difficult to achieve!"
PriceWaterhouseCoopers London

"On average Robbie achieved the highest rating appreciation of all our speakers, 4.7 out of 5. An excellent presentation which got the conference off to a great start."
CCTV User Group

"Robbie was very prompt in arricing for the evening and was great company. Feedback about his speech was that he was very funny and entertaining."

Robbie Glen is an accomplished after dinner speaker with a dry sense of humour and a fantastic story teller; he is favoured for corporate events and has the ability to keep his audience entertained throughout.

Robbie attended Strathclyde University and spent one year teaching before he became the Assistant Governor of the Prison Service. He was the Governor of Castle Huntly Young Offenders Institution, the acting Governor of the Dungavel Prison and Barlinnie; Robbie also took pride in becoming the Governor of Scotland’s only female prison, Cornton Vale.

"When I think of the evening, my mind overflows with colourful images; the tour de force was the laugh-buster speech given by Governor R .R. H Glenn. unforgettable"
Pik Botha, South African Minister

Robbie was highly respected in his position as a prison Governor, so much so that there was a story titled ‘The Prisoner’ based on him in William Mcllvaney’s book of short stories, ‘The Walking Wounded’. He has spoken at numerous corporate events and is regarded as an accomplished after dinner speaker due to his ability to motivate the audience while keeping them entertained with his dry wit and hilarious stories.

Some of the companies that Robbie has spoken for include PWC, ABTOF and CCTV User Group; he has also received rave reviews for his after dinner speeches in the Sunday Herald and the Evening Times to name only a few.

Robbie is an ideal choice of after dinner speaker for events and is a consummate professional with years of experience in front of corporate audiences.

Speaking Topics:

  • Leadership
  • Motivation & Teamwork
  • Sales/Customer Service
  • Security & Risk
  • Prisons 

For further information or to book Robbie Glen, call us at Speakers Corner on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

Interview with Robbie Glen


What can a typical corporate audience learn from your experiences?


My career was in an unique environment and it pays dividends to involve and consult all your charges, even if you do what they think is best. They appreciate being recognised.


How did the corporate speaking start?


My corporate speaking came about through evolution. As a young assistant prison governor, I was often designated, as were the other assistant governors, to speak to local groups such as Rotary Clubs, Round Tables, W.I.'s etc about the Prison. This was good pr work and often, after I had finished, people said that was funny - We are having an anniversary dinner etc and one function has led on average to another.


Can you remember your first speaking engagement?


My first professional speaking engagement would be in 1992 when I stood in for Elaine C Smith (Rab C Nesbitt's stage wife) at a business conference dinner.


And your last event?


My last was Oxford Sporting Club in March.


Which event has been your favourite and why?


I find it very difficult to identify one particular event. I have had some unbelievable experiences and met some incredibly interesting people.

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