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Michael Taylor
Business Consultant, MC and Conference Chair

 

Michael Taylor hosts events and debates, drawing on his experience as an award winning business journalist. His clients include government-backed coaching service GrowthAccelerator, Deloitte, JMW Solicitors, the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW), Daisy Group, Seneca and the Prince’s Trust.

He led the ICAEW’s Tomorrow’s Practice project, speaking at events and seminars and encouraging fresh thinking about the future of the profession. Similarly, he led the touring roadshow to launch the GrowthAccelerator service in October 2012 in 8 English cities and has fronted major corporate internal events for large corporates, charities and public sector organisations.

In his events work Michael has interviewed senior leaders and pubic figures such as:

  • Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, former head of M15
  • Theo Paphitis, Ryman and TV’s Dragon’s Den
  • Jacqueline Gold, Ann Summers
  • Frank Cottrell Boyce, author and writer of London 2012 opening ceremony
  • Sir Charles Dunstone, Carphone Warehouse
  • Lloyd Dorfman, founder of Travelex
  • Jon Cridland, CBI president
  • Matthew Riley, CEO of Daisy group
  • Fred Done, BetFred
  • Lord Andrew Adonis, Labour minister
  • Allan Leighton, ex-CEO of Asda
  • Peter Salmon, head of BBC North
  • Andrew Marr, broadcaster
  • Cass Pennant, ex-hooligan and author

He is a frequent commentator on business issues on the BBC and has media-trained the senior management team of a major firm of accountants and a leading retail property business.

Previous to his recent events role he was the editorial director of publishing group Insider and won many awards for his investigative journalism and business commentary. In 2013 he founded DISCUSS, a new debating forum designed to stimulate intellectual curiosity and discourse.

In business he is a director and investor in three firms in finance, communications and events, he is a non-executive director of Liberty Pensions and on the board of the University of Manchester Alumni Association. He stood for parliament for Labour in the 2015 General Election in Hazel Grove on a pro-business, pro-devolution platform and increased the Labour vote by 50%. 

Michael has just published his first novel 40 by 40 a comic crime thriller set in Cheshire's Golden Triangle, it tells the story of anti-hero Roger Cashmore, an amoral Cheshire entrepreneur who seeks to make a £40m fortune before he turns 40.

Michael is available to host awards, facilitate workshops, speak about his experiences and will conduct live interviews with leaders. 

Fee Band: £750 - £2k

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PRCA DARE Awards 2017 - Edinburgh
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15
Jun
PRCA DARE Awards 2017 - Bristol
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29
Jun
Northern Soul Awards 2017
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29 May 2017 - 18:00

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26 May 2017 - 14:59

RT @Northern_Soul_: The shortlist for The Northern Soul Awards is out... https://t.co/tfW7xiyCcV https://t.co/sPE327Pb36

26 May 2017 - 13:32

RT @biddableawards: Photographs of last night's fantastic event are now up: https://t.co/7XyTfQRMBB We had such an amazing evening, we hope…

26 May 2017 - 10:05

PRCA #DAREawards are coming up. First stop - Edinburgh! Very excited! https://t.co/QLNwUpepuA https://t.co/whTOiiMRvp

26 May 2017 - 09:00

We appreciate the saying that comes with #TowelDay ;) #DouglasAdams #HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy https://t.co/PYVPxDNBSS

25 May 2017 - 10:30

The shortlist for the #NSAwards17 has been announced! Congratulations to all who made it! We're so excited! ❤️… https://t.co/C9tqR7NaaL

25 May 2017 - 09:50

We like to share wisdom everyday here in the Don't Panic office! 😉 #WednesdayWisdom https://t.co/2abQPC4lD9

24 May 2017 - 15:07

RT @ILoveMCR: Spreading the love and support - people have shown a lot of generosity. The friendliest city in the world #WeStandTogether #P

23 May 2017 - 15:12

RT @zoemuriel: Anyone else find it ironic that #WorldGothDay is on one of the sunniest days of the year so far? 🙊 https://t.co/KlS6cdN2xG

22 May 2017 - 15:28

Mondays always start right here at #DontPanic 😊 #MondayMotivation https://t.co/7wgyb788dB

22 May 2017 - 07:30

We’re getting excited for another week at the Don’t Panic Office this evening. And #UKBiddableAwards this week! #SundayFunday 😁 🎉 ❤️

21 May 2017 - 18:00

The #NSAwards17 are next month! Celebrating Northern creative talent & hosted by the fabulous @lemnsissay #Excitedhttps://t.co/T6CVn36r52

19 May 2017 - 14:30

#ThrowbackThursday to last year’s #USSearchAwards – we can’t wait for November! https://t.co/FpBY2pTTRR https://t.co/zKX1uWOsBA

18 May 2017 - 16:00

We’re so excited for our next awards ceremony! #BiddableMediaAwards #NextWeek https://t.co/cpCnekMGgn https://t.co/wy44t05BKb

18 May 2017 - 10:00

Is anyone else getting ready for the #PCWineAwards today? #WineWednesday @PCWineAwards https://t.co/LGZictQgxw

17 May 2017 - 14:40

RT @somecommsawards: Check out our Facebook page too: https://t.co/nUYfdPfMhZ 😀 👍

17 May 2017 - 13:40

We don’t need too much in the way of #TuesdayMotivation here at #DontPanichttps://t.co/PdYC0scm8u

16 May 2017 - 09:28

We hope everyone’s had a fantastic weekend! With #MENASearchAwards & #PNA17 this week - a relaxing Sunday was in or… https://t.co/2Z7k2xLxKl

14 May 2017 - 18:00

Last few hours left to enter the #FSBLondon Business Awards! Use them wisely! https://t.co/PAEYungX70

12 May 2017 - 17:00
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