James Averdieck founded Gü Chocolate Puds, a successful premium brand he has mainly grown through supermarkets. Hailing from Yorkshire originally, he is a popular speaker who talks about innovation and his pursuit of perfection. His latest venture is coconut juice!
Former CEO of the Football Association, having previously led United Biscuits and Birds Eye Igloo for private equity ownership where he was credited with refreshing stale brands with a combination of slick marketing and most importantly empowering and inspiring leadership.
Coffee Republic founder and creator of Skinny Candy. After floating Coffee Republic she wrote "Anyone can do it". Her book 'Switched On' is about developing the entrepreneurial mindset in large corporations. She speaks with passion about building an entrepreneurial spirit within organisations.
FT Columnist and serial entrepreneur. Luke took over the then small, struggling PizzaExpress which only had 12 owned restaurants and grew it to over 250.
Was UK Minister of State for Trade & Investment until August 2008. Prior to this he was Director General of the CBI and appeared in the latest incarnation of the BBC’s Troubleshooter programme, following in the footsteps of Sir John Harvey Jones. A board member at Jaguar Land Rover, HSBC and Triumph Motorcycles, he is an enthusiastic champion of British business and has led trade delegations to the Far East.
Co-founder of Innocent drinks which was successfully sold to Coca Cola. An inspirational speaker on encouraging creativity and building brands.