Andrew Steele

An Olympic athlete, Andrew spent 12 years competing professionally in track and field, specialising in the 400 metres and the 4×400 metre relay for Great Britain. With a well-known career and profile, Andrew is a respected voice in the media on all topics related to sport, fitness, health and wellbeing.

Andrew is a skilled public speaker, writer and presenter, his athletic career saw him work and represent many global brands across a wide variety of industry sectors, from pharmaceutical giant Glaxo Smith Kline to global logistics company CHEP, all the way to consumer brands like Nike and Asics.

He is a passionate advocate for anti-doping and sporting integrity, in 2017 Andrew became an Olympic medallist after he was retrospectively upgraded from 4th place to 3rd from the Beijing 2008 games as a result of the Russian doping scandal.

Andrew’s experience of success and failure as a professional sportsperson led him to discover the DNAFit technology, and as a result has a very personal and passionate experience as to the utility of personal genetics. Andrew has a wide professional experience covering a number of sectors, including: sports apparel, sports commercial, rights and talent management, print and broadcast journalism and even as a professional music producer. As adept at copywriting and designing marketing campaigns as he is at translating genomics API’s and modelling ruleset algorithms, Andrew uses his personal experience as a sportsman to shape, build and represent the best genetic products possible for DNAFit.

Andrew Steele is one of the founding team at DNAFit, with the role Head of Product & Professional Sport. This role puts Andrew in charge of the entire product offering and structure, from consumer to professional sport clients – including working with the Scientific Advisory Board to accurately communicate genetic science into consumer products, designing and overseeing the visual communication of the various products for appropriate audiences, working closely with development team to create both digital and offline products, as well as overseeing the company brand, voice and marketing output. As a founding team member, Andrew also represents the company in media or press opportunities, as well as playing a role in the corporate management and guidance of the company.

 

David Coulthard MBE

Winner of 13 Grands Prix, including twice winner of both the British and Monaco Grands Prix, David achieved a remarkable 62 podium finishes during a stellar 15 year Formula One career which saw him race against world class competition including Michael Schumacher, Mike Hakkinen, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.

David played a key role in helping McLaren to win the Formula One World Championships for Constructors in 1998, the team finishing 2nd in 1999, 2000 and 2001. He also finished 2nd in the 2001 Formula One World Championship for Drivers behind the dominant Schumacher/Ferrari partnership and was 3rd in the World Championship on no fewer than four occasions.

As a founding member of the Red Bull Racing team in 2005, David brought the team its first podium finish in 2006 in Monaco, and was instrumental in developing it into a 4-times World Championship winning team in 2010-2013. When he stopped racing in F1 at the end of 2008 he held the record for being the highest points scoring British Formula One driver of all time.

Since retiring as an F1 driver at the end of 2008, David has continued working for Red Bull Racing, driving its cars in promotional events all over the world. He also remains as a brand ambassador for leading companies including Mercedes-Benz, UBS Bank, Red Bull, IWC, Cooper Tires, Transcal and Heineken.

He has established a successful second career as a world class broadcaster and commentator, initially with BBC Television and more recently at Channel 4, for which David’s production company ‘Whisper Films’ produces the television coverage of Formula One in the UK. Outside of Formula One, David has been a successful entrepreneur, investing in a range of successful businesses which have added to his reputation as being a winner on and off track.

 

Jamie Edwards

Jamie is the CEO and founder of Purpose Republic who are ‘Solving Engagement® to create a world worth working in’.

Jamie helps leaders use purpose as a transformative catalyst to ignite passion, performance and growth. An International Coaching Federation (ICF) and Co-Active (CTI) professional leadership coach, he holds a 1st Class Honours Degree and is Harvard Business School Alumni.

During his career he has lived and worked in New York, Toronto and London, advising many of the world’s most iconic brands such as Starbucks, P&G, Disney, BMW, Diageo, VW, Audi, Heinz, Philips, Mars Wrigley and Warner Brothers. He is a visiting lecturer at St Mary’s University and is writing the book, CONDUIT: Why every leader needs a Massive Transformative Purpose.

In 2002 Jamie helped launch a ground-breaking communications agency helping build and grow the business from a blank piece of paper into 28 markets with $2.5 billion in client billings by disrupting market conventions.

Passionate about helping leaders accelerate business growth, while simultaneously creating massive transformative impact for society, Jamie has a particular interest in why neuro-science makes purpose so powerful.

His company helps leaders use purpose strategically to ignite increased levels of passion, peak-performance and growth in their employees and business. Using a powerful, evidence based three-step ‘blue-print’, his talk makes becoming purpose driven and more authentic accessible and actionable for leaders at all levels.

KEYNOTE OUTLINES:

THE PROFIT PARADOX
Why meaning, not money ignites motivation peak performance and profits.

There is a Paradox at the very heart of business; that focusing on profit maximisation, motivates employees to maximise profits!  Evidence and experience tell a very different story.  Why?  Over three quarters of employees at work simply don’t want to be there.  This leads to low motivation, reduced productivity, clock watching, job hopping and unhappy customers.  Conversely, in organisations where leaders focus on purpose and people as much as profit, employees are up to 100% more satisfied with their job, 3X more engaged, and up to 5X more loyal and share price returns of up to 14X the market average!

Whether you lead a team of 2 or 2,000, this inspiring and insightful keynote shows how great leaders apply three critical yet easily applied ‘Motivation Multipliers’ that neuroscience show will inspire your team to GO ALL IN!

MASTERCLASS WORKSHOPS:

MAKING PURPOSE EASY®
How to put purpose at the heart of business

CHIEF MEANING OFFICER®
How to become a purpose driven authentic leader

SOLVING TRUST®
How to build trust, create loyalty and be more human at work

Gregg Wallace

A high-profile presenter on UK TV, Gregg came to prominence as the co-host of MasterChef, Celebrity Masterchef and Masterchef: The Professionals alongside John Torode. The show has versions in over 25 countries, earning its reputation as the world’s biggest food programme.

Gregg began his career as a greengrocer at Covent Garden Fruit and Veg Market and in 1989 he started George Allan’s Greengrocers, a company that built up to an eventual turnover of £7.5 million and boasted over 500 restaurant clients.

Based on his business success, he was invited to co-present Veg Talk on BBC Radio 4 with Charlie Hicks, which lasted for seven years. In 2002, he was the original presenter of Saturday Kitchen, a show he still features on to this day. Other food-related TV projects include: Eat Well for Less, Inside the Factory, Turn back Time, Harvest and Supermarket Secret.

Along with various food and cookery shows Gregg has appeared on everything from Who Do You Think You Are? to 8 Out Of 10 Cats and also had a stab at Strictly Come Dancing in 2014. Away from the media, Gregg formerly owned a restaurant and was also Managing Director of an online farm shop and distributor of home grown produce to the public and restaurants. He also regularly writes for Good Food and Olive magazine.

Steve Hackney

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The Core Asset helps owners, directors and entrepreneurs to grow, build and increase the profits of their small and medium sized businesses.

For more than 20 years Steve has enjoyed successes through his business marketing books, tools, strategies, programmes, training courses and systems to help thousands of businesses in 46 different countries. He has trained and developed hundreds of business coaches on the Core Asset methodology which has in the last 5 years alone generated over £3 billion in extra profits.

Steve believes it’s not what you do to grow your business it’s how you do it. He is the creator of ‘The FORMULA’, also published as a book, which delivers a proven system any business owner can use to quickly grow their business.

As a keynote speaker, Steve shares this methodology for those who are looking for a grow fast without losing the shirt on their back.

He starts from the position that marketing and growing your business isn’t rocket science, but it IS a science. There are a number of strategies and entrepreneurial traits that businesses need to master if they’re going to be highly successful. Steve knows what works, what works better and more importantly what doesn’t work.

His business growth systems are founded upon the principles of elite sport and his 20+ years in helping business owners to build successful firms.

LionHeart – Rhael Cape

Born Rhael Cape, but known to many as LionHeart, he is an award winning Spoken Word Artist, raised in North West London.

LionHeart has appeared on the BBC to discuss poetry, performed for Sky1’s ‘What’s Up TV’, has supported Music Of Black Origins Winner Akala’s ‘Richard II’ Tour, in addition to performing for 1500+ executives in corporate shows, and numerous shows throughout the UK. With his incessant desire to be heard and amplify the voices of others, Lion Heart is destined for a great future, one that’ll impact the lives of those he interacts with.

His inspiring oratory talents have also gained recognition from the likes of Emeli Sande, Floacist (Floetry), The Voice and more, in addition to being commissioned by the British Library for Shakespeare’s 400th birthday, Gillette, leading pharmaceutical companies worldwide and Lloyds.

Aside from his life as a performer, LionHeart is also the Co-Founder of the UK’s most innovative social debate night, SubjectivityUK, which prides itself on ‘Making Room For Wider Conversation’ in London, Birmingham and New York City. Founded by LionHeart and Charles Rare ‘JustCharles’ in 2014, SubjectivityUK is a growing community of people who want to listen and be heard, providing a platform to represent those who may differ in perspective but can still be respected. It’s a place where individuals can not only find answers but provide questions that make people think differently. For social entrepreneurs LionHeart and JustCharles the overall aim is pioneering communication for the next generation, one city at a time.

Steve McCulley

Steve switched to motorpsort as a second career and made an immediate impact. He has competed in over 50 races in the last four years, with a 50% podium finish rate, and is an ARDS ‘A Grade’ Instructor.

Prior to his motorsport career, he was a commissioned officer in the Royal Marines for seventeen years, where he served in all the Commando Units and deployed all over the world, including operational tours to Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan, before his career was cut short.

Whilst in command of 175 marines on his second operational tour to Afghanistan in 2011, during an extremely hostile period in Helmand Province, his leadership and management skills were fully tested in the most dire of situations. Whilst operating in an area that at the time was considered to be the most dangerous square mile on Earth, he was very seriously injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which put him in a coma for three weeks and physical rehabilitation for over two years.

Whilst in rehab he soon realised that his military career was over and, faced with great adversity, he turned his passion for cycling into a business and established a custom carbon bike building company – LIOS Bikes (abbreviated from the names of his children, Lily & Oscar). In November 2018 Steve won the ‘Heropreneur of the Year’ award, an inaugural event aimed to shine a spotlight on the business achievements of Armed Forces personnel who have founded their own companies.

As he could no longer compete on two wheels, and being a petrol head from a young age, he gravitated towards four wheels and an engine. After being introduced to Mission Motorsport in 2013, Steve soon found himself involved with the forces’ motorsport charity whilst in its infancy and at the beginning of 2014 he was selected to race in the 2014 Caterham Academy.

In 2017 Steve had a 70% podium finish rate in the Caterham 310R Championships and in 2018 he is aiming to translate that success to British GT, where he will be racing a Jaguar F Type SVR GT4 in British GT for the Invictus Games Racing Team. With the ambition to continue competing at the highest levels, he continues to build upon his motorsport career in order to enhance his experience as a talented racing driver, coach and instructor.

Steve is also a polished inspirational speaker. He highlights his experience in leadership and management whilst serving in the marines and setting up a new business. Steve also speaks insightfully about the adversity he faced in overcoming life-changing injuries and he shares his passion for motorsport, that fuels his drive to succeed.

 

Sophie Rudge

Sophie Rudge founded ‘Blend,’ a corporate wine consultancy in 2004 whilst she was studying for a degree in International Management and French.

Sophie holds the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Diploma for which she was awarded the IWSC (International Wine & Spirits Competition) and Waitrose Scholarship. She is also a recommended tutor for the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) up to and including Diploma level.

The combination of Sophie’s event management experience and wine knowledge allows her to capitalise on the huge demand for corporate entertainment.

“Many companies find that another off-roading weekend or slap-up meal no longer encourages the bonding with clients or colleagues that they require. On the other hand, everyone has an opinion about wine and we provide a setting in which customers and their clients can build personal relationships in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.”

Sheridan (Shed) Simove

Sheridan ‘Shed’ Simove is a modern-day entrepreneurial genius.

In a varied career he has enjoyed success as a TV Producer (Big Brother, Big Breakfast, Space Cadets); a Bestselling Author; Product Designer and an Award Winning Stand-Up Comedian.

Harnessing a constant stream of ideas from his astonishingly active mind, Shed has learnt to transform his unconventional concepts into lucrative new business ventures. Shed uses his own entrepreneurial journeys to give a powerful insight into how others can be more creative, plus he shares his secrets for success and outlines the steps towards achieving whatever you desire – both personally and in business.

Shed’s ability to create new ideas, coupled with his skill to make them happen, mean that his range and rate of success is vast – and thus his performances are wonderfully motivational as well as entertaining.

He has the ability to both inspire significant, profitable changes, and then equip you with the tools to make those changes happen. As a result Shed has worked with the some of the biggest blue chip companies around the world, including Unilever, BBC, Sony and EE.

A cross between Anthony Robbins and Woody Allen, Shed is a truly compelling, uniquely memorable, one-off performer.