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Brand Yorkshire is proud to have always been a great platform for professional and non-professional speakers to share their expertise and motivate Brand Yorkshire delegates with their talk.

If you’d like to be a speaker at one of our upcoming events please email mona@brandyorkshire.com for more information.

 

Could this be you?

Could this be you?

Brand Yorkshire Business Conference has always been a great platform for up and coming speakers. Please contact Mona Norman at mona@brandyorkshire.com if you would like to join this great line up. 

STEVE PHILLIP

STEVE PHILLIP

During the past 10 years, Steve has helped demystify LinkedIn for hundreds of business professionals around the world. His high energy, no-nonsense approach, will ensure you know just what it takes to generate a return from the time you spend on LinkedIn, so you can attract more of the right clients.

Steve’s clients include organisations such as: KPMG, The British Red Cross, Toyota GB, Hewlett Packard, FedEx, Deloitte, Harley Davidson, as well as hundreds of SME businesses. He has also delivered talks to many of the Universities and Business Schools in the UK and in Europe.

BIG IAN DONAGHY

BIG IAN DONAGHY

When you need a passionate keynote speaker who will inspire people and empower them to make a difference, look no further than Big Ian Donaghy.

Big Ian is more than a speaker, he is also a doer. He works tirelessly to raise dementia awareness and combat loneliness, always focusing on the individual drawing on his experience of 20 years teaching young people with learning difficulties, and nearly 10 years in the world of care.

Winner of Care Trainer of the Year at The British Care Awards and accomplished presenter who is able to convey motivational, inspiring & emotive messages through his presentations & film making.

LEE JACKSON

LEE JACKSON

Lee Jackson is one of only 25 people in the UK & Ireland to receive the Professional Speaking Award of Excellence and is the Past President of the Professional Speaking Association, has written the book ‘Get Good At Presenting’ ‘Get Good At Slides’, hosts the ‘Get Good at Presenting’ the podcast too, and has done this for most of his life – who better to teach you or your workplace Presentation Skills?
STEVEN ROBINSON

STEVEN ROBINSON

Steven Robinson is an award winning motivational speaker, using the experience of his own journey to inspire people into achieving their goals and dreams.

Steven came from a poor background and dealt with bullying through his educational life, but after a tragic motorcross accident at the age of 18 that resulted in him losing his right arm, he made an astounding positive change proving to everyone and himself that you are capable of overcoming obstacles and building your own future.

RIK COURTNEY

RIK COURTNEY

Rik is a social media entrepreneur and influencer. He is recognised for his public speaking and being the CEO of the Be More Group as well as establishing Be More Social as one of the first social media consultancy companies. He has successfully helped companies go from zero online presence to being top of the game in their industry using the right social media strategy! Rik’s aim is to educate, entertain and inspire people by using the 5 fundamental basics of social media for lead generation and establishment.

Through his 22 years of marketing experience he speaks about the concepts of art, science and psychology for content curation through his thrilling masterclasses.

JO TOMLINSON

JO TOMLINSON

Jo started Business Works after working in industry as a Commercial/Management Accountant for over 20 years’. Her experience was mainly in blue-chip manufacturing businesses, where she would manage the accounting team and develop profit improvement strategies with the senior management teams. Since starting the practice they have helped hundreds of SME businesses grow, fulfill their ambition and achieve their dreams. Jo qualified as an Accountant in 1992 and also has a degree in Accountancy and Economics. She is a Certified QuickBooks Advanced ProAdvisor, Making Tax Digital ProAdvisor, and is 1 of only 11 Certified QuickBooks Trainers’ that work on behalf of QuickBooks, training accountants across the UK.

Nicky Pattinson

Nicky Pattinson

Nicky Pattinson is an unusual but hardworking woman. Having previously turned over £2,000,000 a year as a market trader, who, let’s say…” made the best of her big demise’’. We all have them, occasional demises …life isn’t always easy.

Losing her eldest son at nursery, then both her parents, her home, her business and then getting a divorce, all in the space of three years. It was something that many would have not come back from. It was as she says…”’The making of her.’’ She took what she learnt on the markets and modified that in a way of expressing it in email and cold calling techniques, delivering £27k short of £1,000,000 in sales for a branding company in year one!

Dr Jo North

Dr Jo North

Jo brings a unique perspective to people and organisational development as she combines her mentoring, facilitation and innovation skills with real world, commercial business experience. Jo has proven expertise in designing and delivering commercial innovation activities and also in coaching high potential managers and directors. She has worked in a variety of different industries – from accountancy to retailing, publishing and transport, where she acquired significant experience of working at Board level across a number of sector-leading businesses.
Jo is an Associate Lecturer at the University of York where she designs and delivers corporate training in business creativity and innovation in the UK and overseas. She taught the Ideation, Marketing and Strategy modules of the University of York’s MSc in Engineering Management for 8 years.

Colin Poma-Young

Colin Poma-Young

Colin is an energetic and entrepreneurial individual with a wealth of experience in business creation, growth, and innovation. He currently supports SMEs in Yorkshire in innovation and growth. Prior to that, he has been a Business Development Manager, business owner, and freelance business consultant. Working within the Economic Development team at the University of York, he works to deliver the Product and Process Innovation (PAPI) European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) across the Leeds City Region (LCR) LEP area. This involves providing advice and support to SMEs seeking to undertake innovation for growth which includes responsibility for increasing both the quantity and quality of grant applications and providing an account management service from initial inquiry through to project completion.

Jane Keogh

Jane Keogh

No stranger to adversity, Jane has owned and run her own businesses since 1991.  With business experience across a wide array of sectors, but with a particular interest in people and personal development, Jane now specialises in human behaviour.  She works with individuals and businesses to improve communication, performance, results and quality of life.

She is qualified Master NLP Practitioner, Certified Havening Practitioner, Core Dynamics of Human Conditioning Coach and a DiSC trainer & facilitator with Wiley Publishing.

In 2009 she ascended all 19,344 feet of Mt Kilimanjaro despite suffering from terrible altitude sickness and a severe chest infection. She credits her achievement to mindset and powerful visualisation techniques.

Could This Be You?

Could This Be You?

Brand Yorkshire Business Conference has always been a great platform for up and coming speakers. Please contact Mona Norman at mona@brandyorkshire.com if you would like to join this great line up.