The Business Experts

Sharing many years of experience, our business experts will be offering you and your team practical advice in an easy to understand and actionable way...

Floyd Woodrow Floyd Woodrow, Authentic Leadership
One of the youngest soldiers ever to be selected for the SAS, Floyd will be sharing his experience of working at an elite level and leading under extreme pressure. Now a celebrated business author, company owner and director, Floyd has walked many different paths and his leadership ‘compass’ is a tool that will help everyone in your team to stop wasting precious time and start transforming dreams into reality.

Bob Keiller Bob Keiller, Culture & Values
Bob does business properly. He treats people well, is open and honest, shows respect but holds staff accountable for delivery. Its building businesses with these strong core values and a positive culture that has defined his career, which includes completing the management buyout of PSN from Halliburton in 2006, scaling and selling PSN to Wood Group in 2011, then leading Wood Group’s operations in more than 50 countries.

Simon Hartley Simon Hartley, World-Class Teams
Simon is a globally respected sports psychology consultant and performance coach who has worked with gold medallists, world record holders and world champions, as well as in business, education, healthcare and the charity sector. Since 2011 he has published seven books and will be helping you to understand the six key characteristics of world-class teams and how to use these to take your team from ‘good’ to ‘great’ to ‘world-class’.
Mark Shayler Mark Shayler, Building a Brand
Mark is a founding partner of the Do Lectures, author of "Do Disrupt: Change the status quo or become it", owner of sustinable innovation consultancy Ape and a failed rugby player. He's saved his clients in excess of £120 million through thinking differently and has worked with the likes of Samsung, Coca Cola, Amazon, Mars, RS Components and loads of great small businesses.

Richard Lane Richard Lane, Sales Masterclass
Co-founder of scale-up business durhamlane, Richard's mission is to help people and organisations achieve high revenue growth by developing commercial skills and mindsets and improving sales processes. With over 20 years of commercial experience, Richard understands how to blend valuable theory with real-life examples, as well as providing actionable steps for you and your team. The creator of a proven sales methodology, he continues to help hundreds of SME’s and blue-chip companies with “Selling at a Higher Level”.

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