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Visionary Businessman, Consultant, Coach, Expert in the Car Industry

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

Creating a new style of authentic leadership where people can be their best selves

Rob Goffee is the influential London Business School Professor behind the best selling management books; "Why Should Anyone be Led by You?" and "Why Should Anyone Work Here?"  With the "corporate man" and "jobs for life" gone - Goffee explores how the best managers are renegotiating the future.  Read his work in the Harvard Business Review & The Financial Times and hear him speak at conferences around the world.

Renowned Leadership Expert, Believes there Must be a Better Way

A renowned leadership expert and sought after speaker. With the knowledge and creativity to inspire others and the ability to see where business issues lie and how to help fix them, Emmanuel Gobillot is a true motivational speaker.

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.

NBA Basketball Star, World Class Communicator & Psychologist

John Amaechi is a high performance business coach and mentor - the first NBA professional basketball player to speak publicly about being gay - he has succeeded despite adversity and has made equal rights and mentoring young people central to his life. A psychologist and broadcaster he is one of the most sought after business communicators in the world today.

Entrepreneur, author and speaker who brought New York style coffee culture to Britain

British entrepreneur and founder of the Coffee Republic chain Sahar Hashemi helps businesses hold on to their creative buzz. Her personal passion for New York style coffee culture led to the creation of the 1st highly successful coffee chain in the UK - now she helps other enterprises, even well established ones, use that entrepreneurial mind-set to keep on innovating.

Adventurer & Gender Balance Campaigner Who Rowed the Atlantic Single-handed

Debra Searle is an inspiration - a professional adventurer, TV presenter and sportswoman who has overcome some seriously scary situations to be where she is today. She is an accomplished motivational speaker and committed gender balance campaigner speaking on topics including unconscious gender bias and inclusive leadership.

Inspirational speaker and author of Taming Tigers.

Inspirational and energetic, Jim Lawless is a speaker who is not afraid to put his theories into practice to prove that ordinary people can do amazing things. His talks, workshops and conference keynotes transform attitudes and encourage people to take the calculated risks that create positive change.

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.

England rugby captain nine times, earning 77 caps as England scrum-half before his retirement, after which Dawson started to focus on food and promoting healthy eating.

A true rugby champion and passionate about sports, Dawson has lead his team to victory on numerous occasions. Now a TV celebrity in his own right, Dawson captains a team on 'A question of sport', and has taken part in a number of TV competitions including 'Strictly Come Dancing' and 'Celebrity Masterchef'. He is also involved in a number of charities, being Honorary President for the Wooden Spoon rugby charity and a Patron for The National Hospital Development Foundation.


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