The week’s aims to inspire people through local, national and global activities and discussion, to help them explore their potential as business entrepreneurs.
Unfortunately, this year due to Covid-19, the conventional way of networking and connecting innovators to investors is strictly on-hold. However, at Great British Speakers, we have plenty of innovative business speakers able to provide keynote and motivational talks virtually – introducing you to new and exciting opportunities.
Here’s a list of our top 15 Great British Speakers for #GlobalEntrepreneurWeek below;
Duncan Bannatyne is widely known for the popular BBC television programme Dragon’s Den. As an entrepreneur, he has invested millions into a variety of businesses, from health clubs to property and transport. A frequent after-dinner speaker, his wealth of expertise and opportunistic style, guarantee to uplift and invigorate any (virtual) corporate event.
Blind traveller, adventurer, TV presenter, businessman and accomplished motivational speaker, Amar Latif has delivered worldwide speeches covering a wide range of topics, including inspiration, positivity, entrepreneurship, and inclusivity.
For his entrepreneurial achievements, Amar received The Outstanding Young Person of the World accolade (Business / Entrepreneurial category) from the Chamber of Commerce International (JCI) and the prestigious Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur Award, presented by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou. Whether delivering a keynote, motivational talk or acting as an after-dinner speaker, you can be sure Amar will move, inspire and energise your audience.
Award-winning Entrepreneur Bianca Miller Cole is a personal brand expert, having founded the ‘go-to’ business for harnessing workforce potential. warded a Top 10 ‘Power Profile Leader’ via LinkedIn out of 20 million members, alongside Richard Branson. She appears in the Top 50 Future Leaders lists for the Financial Times HERoes (women only) and EMpower (ethnic minority) lists for her success in business.
Looking for a female leader in business – Bianca’s your go-to speaker!
Lars Tvede speaks with deep passion and insights about how innovation happens, how new business are built and how societies and organisations can thrive through creativity and decentral empowerment. He has hands-on experience from a lot of disciplines and industries such as creativity, innovation, venture capital business, entrepreneurship, future technologies, personal development and investment strategies.
Gary Usher opened Sticky Walnut in Hoole, Chester in 2011, on a budget that meant he had to famously choose between a combi-oven or new tables and chairs. ‘The Rebel Chef’ now has 6 restaurants in the North West including Sticky Walnut, Burnt Truffle, Hispi, Wreckfish, Pinion and Kala. All six feature in The Good Food Guide 2020.
At a time when the food & hospitality sector has been hugely affected by Covid-19, Gary’s knows first hand just how damaging its effects have been on the industry; a great speaker on resilience in the face of current adversity.
Beverly consults widely on leadership and culture change at Board level nationally and internationally and has been involved in extensive research regarding Board development and Clinical Commissioning Group Board leadership. She has undertaken a wide range of advisory roles regarding leadership development over the past decade and is a patron of Women in Management.
Simon Jordan is a serial entrepreneur and made his fortunes in the mobile phone industry, building his company from scratch. He sold The Pocket Phone Shop in 2000 for £75 million, aged 32. He is the author of best-selling book Be Careful What You Wish For, a former columnist for The Observer and starred in the major ITV series Fortune: Million Pound Giveaway.
Jo Malone maybe a household name, however, in 1999, Jo sold the business to Estée Lauder Companies and remained Creative Director until she left in 2006. In 2011, five years after leaving Jo Malone London, Jo launched her new brand ‘Jo Loves’ to global anticipation and in 2013, she opened the first Jo Loves store in London.
Piers Linney is a well-known champion of entrepreneurship and growth businesses and is best known as a former Dragon on BBC Dragons’ Den and as a Channel 4 Secret Millionaire, which was filmed inside a Young Offenders’ Institution. He has been recognised as one of the top 100 most influential Black Britons and as a leading ethnic minority executive by The Financial Times.
Michael Anderson is a former Inc. 5000 Software Entrepreneur from California who Teaches Leaders how to Scale Companies.
As a speaker, he tell stories of his own successes – and more often failures – so attendees can learn from and be inspired by his extraordinary journey from entry-level programmer to founding, scaling, and selling three enterprise software companies, who were voted the #1 best-place to work as he won Social Entrepreneur of the Year.
Sarah Beeny set up her first property development company aged just 24 along with her brother Diccon and now husband, Graham Swift. Since then, she and Graham have created a number of influential and exciting businesses.
John Vincent is CEO of the natural-food chain LEON, which he co-founded with Henry Dimbleby in 2004. Prior to founding LEON, John was a strategy consultant for Bain & Company where his business travels made him realise that the majority of food available ‘on the go’ was unhealthy. LEON now has over 30 restaurants throughout the UK.
Trevor Phillips is the Chairman of the Green Park Group, a leading executive recruitment consultancy. He is also co-founder and Senior Partner of the data analytics consultancy Webber Phillips created with Professor Richard Webber in 2014.
Technology Entrepreneur, Angel & Advisor. Co-Founder, Tick – a micro-video ‘how-to’ platform; Co-Founder, Blippar – a global pioneer in Augmented Reality and a CNBC ‘Top 50 Disruptor’ business in 2015/16/17 (alongside the likes of Uber, AirBnB and Spotify); Jessica Butcher is the recipient of numerous awards including the BBC’s Top 100 Women, Fortune’s Most Powerful Female Entrepreneurs, The Evening Standard’s ‘Progress 1000’ list & Europe’s Top 50 Inspiring Women in Tech.
John Mills founded TV shopping retailer JML in 1986. The company – known for introducing viral hits such as the Snuggie Blanket and the FastFit Ironing Board Cover to the UK – was one of the first retailers to launch a TV shopping channel and an e-commerce website.
Nisha Katona opened two restaurants in the space of one year! Mowgli’s Street Food opened in Liverpool early in 2015 and was such a success that a second site in Manchester’s sought after Corn Exchange building came very quickly afterwards and has received lots of positive praise in the press.
Nicklas Bergman is one of the foremost tech and futurist speakers in Europe, providing a technological perspective on society or on business.
Want your audience to leave James’ talk with a set of tools to handle the ‘techstorm’, or with a more awe-inspiring perspective on technology, maybe both! With over 20 major tech investments under his belt, Nicklas Bergman is one of the most sought-out advisers and speakers on emerging technologies and their business implications.
Rita Clifton started her career in advertising and quickly progressed to become Vice Chairman and Strategy Director at Saatchi & Saatchi during its most successful period. She then moved into brand strategy when she became London CEO, then Chairman, of leading global brand consultancy Interbrand, and led a highly diverse and talented team.
She has advised numerous leading businesses around the world, as well as start-ups and growth stage businesses of all shapes and sizes and is an accomplished keynote speaker covering a wide range of business, marketing, brand-building topics including women in business. Her inspirational talks are packed with real-life takeaway benefits to empower you people and organisation.
Richard Askam spent 30 years working in the Wine Business, which turned out to be an apprenticeship for public speaking, as the Wine Business is the story telling industry! You can’t possibly sell someone a bottle of wine without giving them a 30 minute keynote on the provinence…A career turn in 2010 saw Richard launch the first personalised champagne gifts in the UK as an antidote to the commoditisation of the wine market in the UK.
Lara Morgan is CEO/MD of consumer services businesses with global experience and a track record of delivering accelerated and exceptional growth. She is an inspirational leader with a legacy of building world-class teams and aligning organizations behind a clear strategy.
Lara’s specific experience is in brand strategy, customer segmentation and proposition and creative marketing. Her specific sector experience includes speciality retail, brand merchandising, consumer health, education, well-being travel, leisure and hospitality.
Rob Moore is the successful host of the UK podcasts, “The Disruptive Entrepreneur” and “Money” and is on a mission to change the way people think about business. A self-made multi-millionaire by the age of 30, having risen to riches from being heavily in debt in his 20s, Rob has retired and un-retired countless times, each time creating a new innovation, vision, book or entire company.