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Entrepreneur - founder of Innocent Drinks

Richard Reed is one of the dynamic trio who set up Innocent Drinks - a success story that has resonated with the business world. With a simple idea and a great deal of confidence Richard Reed has proved that in today's climate a non-corporate attitude and an emphasis on social responsibility can yield stunning results.

  • Grew the company from a turnover of £400,000 to £165m in 12 years.
  • Attracted millions in investment from Coca-Cola.
  • Passionate advocate of entrepreneurship for all.
  • Set up Innocent as a socially responsible company which donates 10% profits to charity.


Starting up the Innocent Story, Building a brand, Corporate Social responsibility, Entrepreneurship and Creative Thinking.

Award winning technology journalist. David Rowan delivers fascinating and knowledgeable presentations full of insight into the future of technology together with lively examples and engaging clips which reveal that in some cases the future is already here.

Academic and keynote speaker, currently studying the innovative business models being used by popular culture

Jamie Anderson is a leading management thinker and an entertaining speaker who is passionate about the lessons that business can learn from the creative industries. His book 'The Fine Art of Success' - which he co-authored - looks at the way artists and pop stars have innovated successfully in a difficult market by embracing the digital world. He is Professor at the Antwerp Management School.

A champion sportsman who made tennis the sport to watch and inspired a generation through the number of matches he has won over a successful career.

  • Youngest winner of a men's singles title at Wimbledon (aged 17)
  • Won Olympic gold in doubles
  • Six time Grand Slam singles champion
  • One of Tennis magazine's top 40 players between 1965 - 2005
  • Winner of 49 singles title
  • Winner of 15 doubles titles


  • Awards Presenting
  • Achieving your Goals
  • Winning against the odds
  • Winning

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Amusing, informal, interactive, passionate and story-telling

Visionary businessman, consultant, coach, speaker and explorer - Kevin Gaskell specialises in putting the magic back into failing brands.

As an expert in the car industry he transformed the struggling Porsche brand and lead BMW to three successive years of record growth. He recognized early on that the internet was going to revolutionise business and started his own successful dot com - he is now actively involved at a senior level in several companies and shares his leadership skills around the world

INSEAD's Expert in Cross-Cultural Management and winner of the Thinkers 50 2015 Radar Award

An expert in cross-cultural management, Erin Meyer has conducted extensive research on how the world's most successful global leaders navigate the complexities of cultural differences at work.

Her case, Leading Across Cultures at Michelin, won the ECCH 2010 European case award for best human resources management case of the year and the ECCH 2011 best selling case award.

True Business Expert Renowned for his Experience & Opinions

A true business expert, Baron Jones of Birmingham is renowned for his experience and opinions.

As someone with many years of involvement in business and in politics, Lord Jones knows how to engage listeners and is confident in expressing his opinions and sharing his experiences.

A politician and businessman, he has held several high profile roles, including Director General of the CBI and Minister of State for Trade and Investment.

Serial entrepreneur, founder of Budget Airline, AirAsia, and the owner of Formula One's Caterham Racing team.

Tony Fernandes is a flamboyant, highly successful entrepreneur. Having revolutionised the airline market in Malaysia through his work with AirAsia, he has also founded a number of other businesses including a budget hotel chain and owns the successful Formula One Caterham Lotus team.

Business guru and broadcaster specializing in leadership and culture.

René​ Carayol is one of the world's leading business gurus. He specializes in leadership and culture drawing on his board-level experience with global organisations within the public and private sectors. He is an experienced speaker, facilitator, broadcaster and broadsheet business and financial commentator.

Experienced speaker specialising in leadership and business change.

Gareth Jones is a visiting professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD outside Paris and at the Instituto de Empressa in Madrid, but his career has also included spells with leading media corporations. He was Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources at Polygram and also Director of Human Resources and Internal Communications at the BBC.


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