Business leaders and heads of industry

Elite Business Live provides the perfect platform for keynote speakers from the world of enterprise to share their business knowledge and advice.

In order to help you accelerate your business’s growth, we're bringing together some of the best and brightest speakers the UK startup community has to offer. Our titan speakers are experienced entrepreneurs and big brands who will bring you anecdotes and advice straight from the horse’s mouth, serving up all the insight and inspiration they can muster, Elite Business Live has got you covered.

Our speakers are integral to the event so it is crucial we get the right people for you. We want you to remember the people you listen to and for the memory to evoke positive action in your business and in your future.

Speakers will be frequently added to the programme, check back for the latest speaker updates.

Our speaker line-up includes:

Anil Stocker
  • Headline speaker

    Anil Stocker
    CEO & Co-founder
    MarketInvoice

  • Anil Stocker is the CEO & Co-founder of MarketInvoice. Whilst working in financial services (Lehman Brothers) in his early twenties...

Leon Taylor
  • Headline speaker

    Leon Taylor
    Olympic Diver & Speaker

  • An experienced speaker to a variety of audiences from business leaders to school children, his inspiring and entertaining messages have been enjoyed by thousands of people...

  • Headline speaker

    Michelle Mone
    founder & CEO
    MJM International Ltd

  • One of the top female entrepreneurs in the UK; Michelle has built a hugely successful career ...

  • Headline speaker

    Dr Adam Marshall
    Acting Director General
    British Chambers of Commerce

  • Dr Adam Marshall has been Executive Director for Policy and External Affairs at the British Chambers...

  • Headline speaker

    Oli Barrett MBE
    Co-Founder
    Copsa

  • Oli Barrett MBE is a co-founder of Cospa, helping companies and causes to create and grow ventures which...

  • Headline speaker

    Lara Morgan
    Founder
    Company Shortcuts Ltd

  • Best known for growing Pacific Direct, from start-up to successful exit, Lara now invests her time in fast growth...

  • Headline speaker

    Mark Foster
    Olympic Swimmer & Co Founder
    Fitsteps

  • 47 major international medals, five Olympics, six times World Champion...

Alexander Gray-Johnson
  • Workshop speaker

    Alex Gray-Johnson
    Founder
    Jropp Jobs

  • Alex is a proud Teesside Graduate and founder of Jropp Jobs....

  • Seminar speaker

    Alison Shadrack
    Founder and MD
    Adia Pr

  • Entrepreneurs and the UK’s go-to PR expert for disruptive entrepreneurs...

Aman Gill
  • Seminar speaker

    Aman Gill
    Technical Manager Trade and International Business
    Bibby Financial Services

  • Aman joined Bibby Financial Services’ Trade Finance division in 2014 as a Relationship Manager, after which he undertook his current role as Technical Manager for Trade and International in January 2016...

Andrew Adcock
  • Workshop speaker

    Andrew Adcock
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Crowd for Angels

  • Andrew is the Chief Marketing Officer and one of the founding team members of Crowd for Angels. Day to day, he looks afters clients, investors, product development and branding...

  • Workshop speaker

    Ben Harper
    Sales Manager
    CV-Library

  • Ben Harper is the Sales Manager at CV-Library...

Ben Kench
  • Workshop speaker

    Ben Kench
    Director
    Business Channel TV

  • Author of "Selling For Dummies" and creator of 'The Business Booster' Ben Kench is a widely recognised...

Ben van Rooyen
  • Seminar speaker

    Ben van Rooyen
    Founder and Managing Director
    Inspire Digital

  • Ben van Rooyen is the founder and Managing Director of Inspire Digital, a leading performance marketing company specialising in full funnel customer acquisition...

Benjamin Schnau
  • Seminar speaker

    Benjamin Schnau
    CEO and Founder
    BIPSet

  • Benjamin Schnau is an experienced Business Developer and bilingual speaker specialised in Big Data and Digital Media originally from Germany...

  • Angels Den

    Bill Morrow
    CEO & co-founder
    Angels Den

  • Serial entrepreneur, building and selling businesses for 25 years. He is CEO & Co-Founder of Angels Den...

  • Workshop speaker

    Chas Moloney
    Marketing Director
    Ricoh UK Ltd

  • Chas has been marketing director at Ricoh for eleven years...

  • Workshop speaker

    Chris Simmance
    Director
    Optus Digital

  • Chris is the owner and founder of Optus Digital Ltd, a full service digital marketing agency

  • Seminar speaker

    Clive Lewis
    Head of enterprise
    ICAEW

  • Clive is currently head of enterprise at ICAEW and has conducted a number of surveys on business issues ...

  • Seminar speaker

    Clive Rich
    Professional negotiator
    LawBite

  • Clive Rich is a barrister, mediator, arbitrator and negotiator. During a 30 year career he has brokered and drafted deals for and with the likes of Sony, Apple, Microsoft, Vodafone...

Darren Winters
  • Workshop speaker

    Darren Winters
    Win Investing LLP

  • Darren Winters is the number one attended investment speaker in the UK having personally trained over 300,000 people...

Darshana Ubl
  • Seminar speaker

    Darshana Ubl
    Entrepreneur

  • Indian born British entrepreneur, Darshana Ubl is an ambassador for UK small businesses on BBC News/Radio...

David Culverhouse
  • Workshop speaker

    David Culverhouse
    Business Development Manager
    Credit4 Ltd

  • David is responsible for the development and promotion of the Credit4 brand through active engagement with our growing intermediary base...

  • Workshop speaker

    David Taylor
    Corporate Communications Co-ordinator, FSB

  • David Taylor has almost 25 years’ experience of the UK media scene garnered from a career in...

  • Seminar speaker

    DC Joe Giddens
    Metropolitan Police Service’s FALCON

  • DC Joe Giddens of the Metropolitan Police Service’s FALCON will share his thoughts on the best methods...

  • Seminar speaker

    Derek Mills
    Inspirational author & mentor

  • Sharing with audiences why he stopped setting goals, and became a millionaire within 3 years...

  • Seminar speaker

    Deri Llewellyn-Davies
    Founder & CEO
    BGI Strategy on a Page

  • Deri Llewellyn-Davies is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, adventurer and entrepreneur who is transforming lives around the world...

Don Larotonda
  • Workshop speaker

    Don Larotonda
    Hometown London
    Strategy Director

  • Don is a creative and strategic thinker with over 20 years experience across a number of advertising, comms and technology disciplines...

Dr.Tony Kent
  • Seminar speaker

    Dr.Tony Kent
    Marketing Manager
    Sign-Up.to

  • An engineer, mathematician and software developer, long ago turned professional marketer...

Echo Ilott
  • Seminar speaker

    Echo Ilott
    Director
    Boost Marketing

  • Echo Ilott is a Director at Boost Marketing, the UK’s first and largest award writing consultancy...

  • Workshop speaker

    Emma Lloyd-Jones
    Financial Planner
    JLT

  • Emma Lloyd-Jones is a Financial Planner within the Wealth Management Division of JLT...

  • Seminar speaker

    Emma-Jane Packe
    Managing Director
    Prelude Group

  • Emma-Jane Packe is Director at Prelude Group, whose mission is to help make Britain the most...

Francois Badenhorst
  • Seminar speaker

    Francois Badenhorst
    Deputy Editor
    BusinessZone

  • Francois Badenhorst is the deputy editor of BusinessZone, the publication that provides the expertise growth-stage businesses need to scale...

Gary Belton
  • Workshop speaker

    Gary Belton
    Natwest
    Regional Head of Business Development

  • Simon has over 13 years’ experience across Telecoms, Publishing and Gaming sectors. He’s passionate about strategy, digital and customer...

Gayle Mann
  • Seminar speaker

    Gayle Mann
    Head of Enablement
    Entrepreneurial Spark

  • Gayle Mann has spent her whole career working in start-up...

Glen Kieran
  • Workshop speaker

    Glen Kieran
    Founder
    Future Business Forum

  • Glen Kieran founded Future Business Forum in partnership with Cass Business School as an independent think-tank bringing professionals together to identify key challenges businesses will face ten years from now...

Howard Freeman
  • Workshop speaker

    Howard Freeman
    iQela
    Channel Sales Director

  • Howard has worked in the IT and Comms sales channel for twenty-five years and brings a wealth of channel and management experience...

  • Workshop speaker

    Jane Gomez
    Director
    Prelude Group

  • Jane Gomez is Director of Prelude Group, whose mission is to help make Britain the most enterprising...

  • Seminar speaker

    Jason Downes
    Managing Director
    Powwownow

  • Jason Downes is the MD of Powwownow, Europe’s leading conference call service provider...

Jean Duprez
  • Seminar speaker

    Jean Duprez
    Director
    Duprez Consulting Ltd

  • One of Jean’s key areas for the last 6 years has been on training and apprenticeships. She helped set up and run the K&M Apprentice School...

  • Workshop speaker

    Jeff Watson
    Financial planning director
    Broom Consultants Limited

  • Jeff started life in financial services at the tender age of 18, with Medical & General. This was followed by a...

Jonathan Lawson
  • Workshop speaker

    Jonathan Lawson
    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK
    Programme Director

  • As Head of Programmes in the Centre for Growth at Aston University,Jonathan specialises in leading major regional programmes to support high-growth...

  • Workshop speaker

    Jonathan Pfahl
    Managing Director
    Rockstar Mentoring Group

  • Jonathan Pfahl is the founder and MD of the Rockstar Group. Since 2007 it has helped grow...

Kevin Reinhardt
  • Workshop speaker

    Kevin Reinhardt
    SAP Anywhere Product Strategy
    SAP

  • Kevin Reinhardt works in SAP Anywhere Product strategy, taking market trends to shape the strategic direction of the SAP...

Luke Lang
  • Seminar speaker

    Luke Lang
    Co-founder
    Crowdcube

  • Luke Lang is co-founder of Crowdcube, the world’s first, largest and most active investment...

  • Workshop speaker

    Mark Pemberthy
    Director
    JLT Employee Benefits

  • Mark Pemberthy is Head of DC Consulting at JLT Employee Benefits and one of JLT's...

Markus Clavin
  • Seminar speaker

    Markus Clavin
    Marketing Director UK and Europe
    Western Union Business Solutions

  • Markus Clavin is the Marketing Director for UK and Europe at Western Union Business Solutions...

Matt Earle
  • Workshop speaker

    Matt Earle
    Entrepreneur & Chief Growth Officer
    Company Shortcuts

  • With over 25yrs experience working with both blue chip corporates and fast growth businesses...

Matt Eldridge
  • Workshop speaker

    Matt Eldridge
    Melt design
    Owner & Head Geek Melt Design

  • Matt Eldridge has been designing and developing conversion focused websites for over 10 years...

Mavis Amankwah
  • Seminar speaker

    Mavis Amankwah
    Diversity & Inclusion Expert
    Rich Visions

  • Mavis Amankwah is an award-winning entrepreneur; specialising in marketing, PR, diversity communications and business sustainability...

Mike Jeffs
  • Workshop speaker

    Mike Jeffs
    Commercial director
    Branded3

  • Mike is Commercial Director at Branded3, a leading search marketing agency with offices...

Mike Powell
  • Seminar speaker

    Mike Powell
    Head of Sales
    CV Library

  • I am responsible for speaking to potential new clients and introducing them to our products and services, ranging from small start-up businesses to large corporate organisations...

Mike Soutar
  • Workshop speaker

    Mike Soutar
    Founder & CEO
    Shortlist Media Group

  • Mike Soutar as Founder & CEO Shortlist Media Group has revolutionised British publishing since launching in 2007 by continuing to evolve with its audience’s hunger for high quality, bite-size news...

Nick Braund
  • Workshop speaker

    Nick Braund
    Head of technology and innovation
    PHA Media

  • Nick Braund heads up the Technology & Innovation team at leading PR agency, PHA Media...

  • Workshop speaker

    Nick Breton
    Direct Line for Business
    Head of Direct Line for Business

  • Nick has worked around the UK in roles dedicated to developing and delivering insurance and financial...

  • Workshop speaker

    Nick Carter
    Head of Sales
    Bibby Financial Services

  • Nick Carter has been in the Invoice Finance Industry for over 11 years, and has a proven track record of supporting businesses across a wide range of sectors...

  • Seminar speaker

    Nicola Cook
    CEO
    Company Shortcuts

  • Workshop session - 'A game plan for accelerated growth through a healthy sales engine'...

Patrick Powers
  • Seminar speaker

    Patrick Powers
    Founder
    Entrepreneurs In London

  • Patrick M. Powers is one of Europe's biggest experts on Influence, persuasion, networking and growth strategies for small businesses...

  • Seminar speaker

    Paul Hughes
    Events Manager
    Companies House

  • Paul has worked for Companies House for over 30 years...

Penny Haslam
  • Workshop speaker

    Business Journalist & Broadcaster

  • Penny Haslam is an experienced broadcast journalist covering general news, business and personal finance and it is this rigour that makes her ideally placed to chair this discussion...

  • Workshop speaker

    Peter Harding
    Finance Director
    Alpha-Financials Ltd

  • Finance Director of many UK and international SMEs and larger companies...

  • Workshop speaker

    Rhys Photis
    MD, GPI Global Performance Improvement / Pathfinder

  • Rhys is an entrepreneur and acclaimed leadership trainer: Coming from a dynamic entrepreneurial...

  • Workshop speaker

    Richard Coombes
    Founder of Coombes Business Coaching
    Coombes Business Coaching

  • Richard Coombes started Coombes Business Coaching after 20 years of...

Richard Pond
  • Seminar speaker

    Richard Pond
    Director
    Business Connected Ltd

  • Richard Pond is an award winning businessman and entrepreneur. His company Business Connected Ltd brings together businesses across a variety of mediums...

  • Workshop speaker

    Rowan Speckham
    Chartered FCSI
    JLT

  • Educated in South Africa, Rowan moved to the UK in 1989, and has been in Financial Services ever since...

Sam Ellison and Emma Jones
  • Seminar speakers

    Sam Ellison and Emma Jones
    Managing Partners
    Redshoe Brand Design

  • Sam Ellison and Emma Jones are the Managing Partners at Redshoe Brand Design, a strategic lifestyle and design agency that helps businesses communicate more effectively with women...

Sammy Blindell
  • Seminar speaker

    Sammy Blindell
    Co-founder
    How To Build A Brand

  • Sammy built How To Build A Brand with business partner Miles Fryer and together they took the company from £0 start up to £18,000 of monthly retainer income in just 12 weeks...

Sharniya Ferdinand
  • Workshop speaker

    Sharniya Ferdinand
    Business Growth Enabler
    NatWest

  • Sharniya has worked in NatWest Business Banking for over 5 years. In her current role as a Business Growth Enabler she hosts free to attend events for SMEs...

Simon Prince
  • Workshop speaker

    Simon Prince
    Powwownow
    Marketing Director

  • Simon has over 13 years’ experience across Telecoms, Publishing and Gaming sectors. He’s passionate about strategy, digital and customer marketing...

  • Workshop speaker

    Stephen Coates
    Principal
    JLT Employee Benefits

  • Starting out with qualifications in Architecture and a degree in History of Art the move into financial...

Steve Johnson
  • Workshop speaker

    Steve Johnson
    Principal Benefits Consultant
    JLT Employee Benefits

  • In his role as a Principal in the Benefits Consulting practice at JLT Steve is responsible for advising employers about how to extract a return on investment...

Sukhi Wahiwala
  • Workshop speaker

    Sukhi Wahiwala
    Business Boardroom

  • Sukhi Wahiwala is known to openly share from stage his values as a proud father of 4, husband...

  • Workshop speaker

    Sumit Agarwal
    Founder
    DNS Accountants

  • Sumit Agarwal ACMA ACA is the founder of the DNS Group of companies and winner of...

Tracey Smolinski
  • Workshop speaker

    Tracey Smolinski
    Introbiz
    Founder and Managing Director

  • Tracey Smolinski is the Founder and Managing Director of Wales’ largest networking company, Introbiz...

Tristram Hawthorn
  • Workshop speaker

    Tristram Hawthorn
    Principal Group Risk and Health Consultant
    JLT Employee Benefits

  • Tristram is a Principal in our Group Risk and Health consulting team, working with employers to ensure they get maximum value from their spend on these valuable benefits...

  • Seminar speaker

    Warren Cass
    Founder & CEO
    Business Scene

  • Educating audiences on strategic marketing. Warren Cass is the founder & CEO of...

Yvonne Wedel Andersen
  • Seminar speaker

    Yvonne Wedel Andersen
    Technical Manager Trade and International Business
    Bibby Financial Services

  • Yvonne joined Bibby two years ago with the remit of supporting growth of the BFS Trade and Export Invoice Finance business...