Hamish Taylor

Innovation and Leadership Speaker

Hamish has an award winning record of driving innovation and change in very different industry environments.

A dynamic and energetic speaker, Hamish challenges our thinking and makes us view leadership issues as opportunities.

In each and every role Hamish has left behind a record of significant growth and turnaround, prompted by a willingness to challenge industry/organisation norms and apply a competitive mindset that trounces all competition.

Hamish believes you should place the customer at the core of all activities.

Trained in Brand Management at Procter and Gamble, he became a Management Consultant at Price Waterhouse, Head of Brands at British Airways, CEO of Eurostar, and CEO of Sainsbury’s Bank – all before he was 40!

“There is NO “best practice”… only a mind-set to keep on doing the right things better!” Hamish Taylor

Hamish is dubbed the “master thief” by the Inspired Leaders Network due to his record of “stealing” ideas from one environment to use in another (including Yacht designers for aircraft interiors, Disney to help with airport queuing, and rugby referees for new approaches to risk/compliance).

In 2004, he launched his speaking and consultancy career and, in the past 5 years alone, over 250 organisations in more than 45 different countries have sought Hamish’s inspiration.

He acts as a global advisor to some of the world’s largest companies (but is equally happy working with small companies) – often assisting with specific innovation projects, new business pursuits and/or people development.

He is regularly featured in the broadcast media, his most recent project being the “Teen Canteen” television programme for the BBC.

“One of the best presentations I have ever seen, let alone had the good fortune to Chair”
– Chairman, Economist IT Directors Conference

“Hamish’s presentations crackle with energy and original insights that make even our group of top-level, seasoned, high-achieving UK business and public sector leaders think ‘Crikey: that’s inspiring! Why didn’t I think of that!?’ And these are people who it’s hard to impress…”
– Chairman, The Inspired Leaders Network

Hamish was his usual self – fabulous and rates an 1++ everyone thinks he’s fantastic and his presentation is always appreciated.
– Sabre

First – let me state that Hamish is everything we could wish for in a speaker – and my biggest concern is if he will set the bar to high for the other speakers, but that is a positive challenge.
– Maersk

“Dynamic and energetic messages; Hamish challenged our thinking and made us view some of our leadership issues as opportunities”
– Camelot

“The partners raved about him”
– Leading Law firm

“It went fantastically well, I can’t begin to tell you how good Hamish was”

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