Sir Bill Beaumont GBE DL



Former captain of the British Lions and Question of Sport for 10 years, Bill  is also a successful businessman with a thriving export textiles business for which he won a Queen's Awards for Export Excellence. Chairman of World Rugby, Bill was knighted in the 2019 New Years honours and made a Knight Grand Cross in 2024 for services to rugby and charity.
Sir Bill Beaumont OBE will always be remembered as a great leader and captain. His triumphs in 1980 will never be forgotten when he led England to their first Grand Slam since 1957 and he was captain of the victorious British Lions.

Sadly a head injury, while playing for Lancashire in the 1982 County Championship final, prematurely ended his career. However he is just as well known these days for his television and media work. Bill was the longest serving team captain on BBC's 'A Question of Sport' with over 300 appearances and has been a studio analyst and expert summariser for the BBC and SKY Sports.

He is a very popular after dinner speaker.
"Bill was excellent and his speech was so good that I wished he could have gone on longer. He was great to work with."
Bill spoke at the Stone Federation Great Britain Awards

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