List of Previous Judging and Speaking Engagements
Judging & Awards presentations
CBI/Lloyds Bank Growing Business Awards 2014 and 2015, London.
London Loves Business, London Loves Talent & London Loves Excellence 2012, 2013 and 2014.
The Good Web Guide Awards 2015.
Poems and Pictures Children’s Literary Competition 2015 / 2016.
Amazon Growing Business Awards 2016, London.
Panel Chair and Judge for the Beacon Visionary+ Challenge Competition, Beacon Centre, Sedgley, West Midlands, February 2016.
Amazon Growing Business Awards 2017, London.
NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2017, London.
Examples of Public Speaking Engagements
Fuse Enterprise CIC Conference, Stafford, West Midlands.
As Patron of Lucy Air Ambulance for Children, Stephen was the Keynote Speaker for their Charity Luncheon at the London Capital Club, in the heart of the Financial District of the City of London. His talk was entitled “A Glass Half Full”, inspiring a positive attitude in spite of difficult circumstances.
Conference Speaker at Crossfields Institute’s two day Academic Conference entitled “Leadership, Ethics and Working with Unknowing” held at University of the West of England, Bristol. The title of Stephen’s talk was “Leadership in Moments of Isolation and Crisis”.
Keynote Speaker at the fourth Newport City Business Summit at the University of South Wales Newport City Campus. The summits provide an opportunity for businesses and key stakeholders to be updated on projects and developments in Newport.
Talking Books in collaboration with the University of the West of England and the Arnolfini, International Art Centre, Bristol. The subject was China and its ongoing relationship with the United Kingdom and the book used as the anchor for the discussion was ‘One Billion Customers’ written by James McGregor.
Panel member for Lloyds Bank GamePlan event in Bristol, alongside Declan Curry, financial journalist, former BBC presenter, and facilitator. GamePlan is all about engaging with the national business community and encouraging conversation that enables entrepreneurs and SME businesses to evolve a GamePlan of their own that helps them prosper,
University of the West of England Awards ceremony speech for emerging graduate talent, Bristol.
Keynote speech at Great British Family Business Show 2015, Westminster, London with Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers.
Keynote speech during the Real Business Value Creation Conference in London, alongside other inspirational speakers including Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE and Jenny Tooth OBE.
Keynote speech to an audience of over 450 employees of the Curo-Group, a Housing association with over 13,000 properties spread across South West England.
Keynote to 200 Business networkers at Digital Tuesday Event, Newport.
Hosted a 2 hour Barclays Bank Young Entrepreneur Workshop with Shazia Awan at the Hay Festival, Hay-On-Wye, Wales. Aimed at young entrepreneurs, the workshop focused on how to start a business and maintain momentum after launch.
Host of a Seminar at the Business Show 2014 – Olympia topics including “how to keep your overheads low” and “Growing your Business”.
Guest Speaker at ‘Ask About Me’ dinner and networking event in Bristol, along with other inspirational speakers and special guests including Tim Pemberton, BBC Bristol managing director; George Ferguson, former Mayor of Bristol; and Marvin Rees, current Mayor of Bristol.
Keynote speech in association with South West Housing Initiative Ltd. (SWHI) at the meeting of its All Party Parliamentary Group
BBC Radio Bristol Interview at Emmaus, Bristol, International Charity for the Homeless.
Member of a panel debate as part of Prime’s Enterprise for Over 50s with Esther Rantzen, London.
London Loves Excellence Awards, London, along with Tim Campbell, Karren Brady and Chief Executive of International Airlines Group, Willie Walsh.
Keynote Speaker at Cardiff University as part of its Innovation Network.
Awards presentation – the award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in London, alongside former BBC Chief Political Correspondent and Strictly Come Dancing star, John Sergeant.
Private VIP tour for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh around the British Library Business and IP centre, London.
Keynote speech in Exeter to business leaders at a briefing by Devon County Council
“Inspiring Entrepreneurs – Going for Gold” Live Event with Q&A at The British Library, London.
“Inspiring Entrepreneurs – From Battlefield to Business” Live Event with Q&A at the British Library, London. The event focused on the achievements of a selection of inspiring Entrepreneurs who successfully started their own businesses following leaving the Armed Forces.
Live interview for Executive Education from Bristol Business School, University of the West of England
Prime Awards Panellist with Esther Rantzen, London.
BBC Radio 4 Today programme interview with Simon Jack.
Panelist for SimplicityTalks from The Victoria And Albert Museum, London, in association with global branding specialist Siegel and Gale.