Meet Our Keynotes…
Andy Street CBE
Andy Street CBE, former CEO of John Lewis. He stepped down recently to become the first Mayor for the West Midlands. Andy rose through the ranks from shop floor to the boardroom. Under his leadership John Lewis was transformed with increased sales by 50%.
“From Bedroom to Boardroom”. Ben Towers has been called “one of the UK’s most exciting entrepreneurs” by Sir Richard Branson. At 18, Ben agreed a multi-million pound merger of the company he set up in his bedroom when he was just 11.
John is the founder of JLG Group PLC, an alternative commercial lender which is focussed on helping to bridge the funding gap that has restricted the growth of British SMEs. John is extremely passionate about UK businesses, that’s why they’re lending £1M a week to UK SME’s.
Emma Jones MBE
One of the founders of StartUp Britain, the national campaign encouraging people to start a business / supporting businesses to grow. Emma was awarded an MBE for Services to Enterprise. In 2015 Emma was appointed by the UK Prime Minister as a Business Ambassador.
Derek Redmond broke the British 400m record twice. He’s best remembered for the 1992 Olympics 400m semi-final which in 2012 was voted the 3rd greatest Olympic moment in history. Barack Obama referred to Derek’s perseverance as a prime example of the Olympic ideal.
Roslyn Bell is a female Entrepreneur with a multi-million-pound property empire. Roslyn is a survivor, inspirational speaker, business coach, advocate for woman in business & author. Her message is one of courage, self-belief & determination against all odds.
Phil Jones MBE
Phil Jones is MD of Brother UK. A high profile business leader in the region, Phil was awarded the IoD Manchester & North West Director of the Year accolade in 2011. He is cited as one of the UK’s Top 100 entrepreneurial thinkers & one of the Top 100 influencers in the North West.
Jenny Campbell, BBC Dragon & UK Top Entrepreneur, is without doubt one of the most famous female business women in the UK. Leaving school at 16, Jenny found her way into the banking world. Continually developing her entrepreneurial instincts, she later became the Chief Executive of YourCash Europe Limited & consequently a leading name in the British business world.
Dame ‘Steve’ Shirley
Dame Stephanie (Steve) Shirley CH, age 86, is a workplace revolutionary and successful IT entrepreneur turned ardent philanthropist. In 1962, she started a software house, that pioneered new work practices and changed the position of professional women, especially in hi-tech. Dame Stephanie has been much honoured including the Women of the Year Special Award in 2015.
Camilita Nuttall has built herself a hugely successful Multi-Million-Pound Business Empire and is a coach to some of the world’s biggest celebrity entrepreneurs for whom she has helped create multiple incomes and fast tracked their success.
Burton left school with no qualifications, spent years on benefits & dabbled in drugs. From humble beginnings he is now the owner of a Multi Million Pound Business, 4Networking, the UK’s largest joined-up business network . He founded the company in 2006 & it now has over 50,000 online members and runs over 5,000 events across the UK each year.
Nyasha is one of the UK’s leading social entrepreneurs, with over 30 years’ experience with building 8-figure Businesses. Nyasha has launched and built several successful multi-million-pound Businesses in the UK, which have generated a cumulative £130 Million turnover.
Monty is an ex-Royal Marines Officer who worked for Nelson Mandela during the peace process in the early nineties. Monty is a TV Celebrity – Featured on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Discovery and History Channel. He has spent the last 30yrs dedicating his life to conservation of our planet, travelling across the globe to draw attention to the challenges our beautiful blue planet is facing.