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.

 

Roger Flynn

Roger is a recognised CEO and leader in transformation change having driven change in global organisations including Virgin, British Airways, Prudential and the BBC.

Roger started his career at Virgin, working directly for Sir Richard Branson on deals and new business ideas. He became Commercial Director of Virgin Communications, working on the launch of Virgin Radio, the development of its global post-production business and the rapid growth and sale of Virgin Interactive Entertainment.

Roger then moved on to become General Manager of World Sales & Distribution at British Airways where he transformed the £1.2 billion distribution system for BA and subsequently the industry. He launched electronic ticketing and created ba.com with a simultaneous launch in 72 countries across the world.

Roger worked as Managing Director of Prudential Retail, the retail distribution arm of Prudential plc, with £2 billion in revenue and 6 million customers. Joining immediately after the pensions mis-selling scandal, he drove a major business transformation including the launch of new products, new distribution channels, a £200 million CRM programme and an innovative new sales process. As part of this transformation he led an exhilarating culture change for the 6,500 staff.

Roger acted as Chief Executive of BBC Ventures Group, running the media services for the BBC and other broadcast/IT customers around the world. His transformation and subsequent sale of these businesses created over £1 billion of value for the BBC. Roger was additionally on the Main Board of the BBC and an integral part of the BBC-wide transformational change programme.

Roger is now Chairman and investor in media, travel and technology businesses. He is Chairman of Olive Communications Ltd, a company offering converged communications solutions and Vodafone’s 2nd largest channel partner; Chairman of Masstech Innovations Inc., an international software business for broadcasters worldwide; and Chairman of Clearvac Group, an international Cruise Ship and Superyacht maintenance services business.

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

Steve Hackney

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.

Iain Hennessey

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Iain Hennessey currently leads an Innovation Team which is working with world leading companies and local small businesses, using gaming technology, sensors and cognitive computing to predict the progression of illnesses and plan individualised treatments.

He graduated from the University of Edinburgh with honours degrees in Medicine, Surgery and Anatomical sciences, before going on to train as a paediatric surgeon in the United Kingdom and Australia. He has always been interested in innovation, helping found a startup surgical simulation company as a trainee and then progressing to become the clinical director of innovation at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Notable achievements have included forming partnerships with large multi national companies such as Sony and IBM, building a unique underground 1000sqm innovation facility for collaboration with the tech sector and developing a team of clinician entrepreneurs to drive change within the NHS.

He founded the world’s first cognitive hospital AI project for patient support. This was a healthcare innovation ecosystem at Alder Hey, centred on a 1000m2 health innovation hub which also featured an award-winning team.

As Director of Innovation Iain is passionate about working with companies who are at the leading edge of technology; for example, trying out new kit such as virtual reality headsets, or visiting a super computer to see how it crunches data to produce the best care plan for a patient.

Alder Hey is pioneering the use of 3D printed body organs which can be taken into operating theatres, to help guide surgery; and they are helping to develop gaming and the use of artificial intelligence to communicate, entertain and reduce stress in child patients.

He is currently developing a long term strategy to build the worlds first “Living hospital” by adapting emerging technologies to enable the building to care for the children within it, both medically and holistically.

In 2017, he was presented with a gold award for his pioneering leadership of innovation.

TALK TOPICS INCLUDE:

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Living/learning from mistakes
Human factors in the operating room
Creating a culture of innovation
Dealing with fear

 

Caspar Berry

Caspar is a highly distinctive corporate speaker with a unique and challenging message that requires people to question many of the things they take for granted.

Caspar Berry, started his career in the first series of Byker Grove on BBC1 alongside Ant and Dec. He went on to read Economics and Anthropology at Cambridge and – after setting his sights on becoming a professional film writer – had his first screenplay produced by Film Four whilst in his final year.

By the time he was 23 Caspar was writing for Miramax and Columbia Tri-Star. At 25 he moved to Las Vegas and became a professional poker player for the next three years of his life.

In 2002 he co-founded Twenty First Century Media and built it into the fastest growing audiovisual media company in the North East of England. At this time he also began his career as a speaker and catalyst for new thinking within business, specialising in risk-taking and decision-making. In 2008 his company was sold to Bob Geldof’s media giant, Ten Alps.

He returned to his television roots as the presenter and poker expert on a number of TV shows, most notably: Poker Night Live, voted Britain’s best poker show; and Sky Poker, the country’s premier nightly poker show. He also appeared on Sky Sports, was the poker strategy writer for Flush magazine and was also the poker adviser on the James Bond movie, Casino Royale.

Caspar is a highly distinctive corporate speaker with a unique and challenging message that requires people to question many of the things they take for granted. Drawing from his diverse range of experiences in poker, business and life, Caspar offers a fresh look at the way individuals approach risk and take decisions in order to gain a competitive edge. Caspar’s key message is that understanding how to take calculated risks is critical in the creation of dynamic leaders and managers who will innovate and change the world around them.

Caspar is also a charismatic host, often leading an end of day Poker activity as a follow through from his key note speech or workshops sessions. During which Caspar back-references his insights about risks, decision or luck to coach his audience to play poker and then commenting on and hosting a poker tournament.

He has now delivered over 1000 sessions as a speaker and trainer for hundreds of organisations including Google, The Met Police, IBM, Castrol, KPMG, ASDA, Orange, Eon, Ernst and Young, BAA and Ashridge Management School.

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.

Tim Reid

Tim has worked for some of the world’s most creative organisations, including global ad agencies, innovation consultancies and the BBC. He has helped clients from beer brands to broadcasters, confectioners to condom makers reimagine the future and re-invent their businesses.

Tim is quite possibly unique in the world of advertising having worked in every discipline available in an ad agency. He started his career as an adman at J Walter Thompson as a Media Planner, before moving to McCann Erickson as an Account Director, then Strategic Planner, and finally as an award winning Copywriter. Tim’s unwillingness to be boxed in by a job title or discipline reflects his approach to creativity, and his ethos in inspiring creative thinking in others.

During the process of writing, developing, and filming a major sitcom for BBC One, Tim learned first hand how many of the same tools and techniques of creativity and idea generation are used by writers, comedians and commercial innovators alike. Tim has drawn together a practical guide to applying the trade secrets used by top creative professionals, comedians and writers.

Tim is a master at keeping audiences actively engaged and positively energised. Whether it’s getting people on their feet and playfully interacting, or switching on different parts of their brains through quick mental exercises, Tim can make sure your audience is alive, alert and full of energy throughout your event.

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.