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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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PRmoment Awards 2017 - London
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European Search Awards 2017
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Educate North & UK Leadership Awards 2017
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@LukaszZelezny A great addition to any judging panel 🌟 We're glad you could join the @UKagencyawards team! #UKAgencyAwards

24 March 2017 - 16:58

RT @_MEM_UK: We’re so excited for the inaugural #MEMawards17! To find out how you can enter, check out https://t.co/00aIntDdph

24 March 2017 - 08:58

Have you heard? It's back!!! https://t.co/wKrLexxmCy

23 March 2017 - 15:26

The #OnTheToolsAwards is back for 2017! Take a look at the video from last year's awards here: https://t.co/zA25IZpWv8

23 March 2017 - 13:20

@searchlabs @MalteLandwehr @eusearchawards Thanks guys - all sorted! 👍

23 March 2017 - 10:50

RT @eusearchawards: Join us for networking and celebrations at the #EUSearchAwards in #Krakow ! Find out more about the event here: https:/…

23 March 2017 - 10:37

#SLIConnect was brilliant yesterday. Such a successful event! :) https://t.co/IyEXqrZK36

23 March 2017 - 09:00

RT @FRPM2017: The final day of the #FRPM17 conference is dedicated to #composites - book your ticket before 31 March for early reg https://…

23 March 2017 - 08:52

@lemnsissay will do we'll dm you her number too

22 March 2017 - 16:53

Such an interesting day at #SLIConnect so far. And still more fun to be had! https://t.co/Nb3vXocJAH

22 March 2017 - 15:50

Exciting day for the events team today with #SLIConnect AND #TechNation! Let’s have an awesome day! https://t.co/ppSU133xLX

22 March 2017 - 08:48

RT @nickywake: Feeling more than a little proud of the @dontpanicevents team who smashed the @biddableawards with over 100 entries in year…

22 March 2017 - 08:43

RT @sasconference: We’re looking for a Manchester-based #PPC expert to join our #SAScon programming panel! Sound like you? Contact joe@dont…

21 March 2017 - 11:30

Happy #InternationalDayOfHappiness! Make sure to share your smiles today. We're feeling good! ☺️ https://t.co/1oSfFUAiKh

20 March 2017 - 10:16

Happy Sunday! This week we smashed #Bidex & #PRmomentAwards & created the awesome shortlist for #EUSearchAwards – h… https://t.co/7fU6GieVlU

19 March 2017 - 19:00

RT @biddableawards: Feeling lucky? Enter our #UKBiddableAwards today - deadline is tonight! #StPatricksDay https://t.co/VT3FSqPUUD

17 March 2017 - 12:48

RT @bidexconference: We had a great day with some incredible biddable insights at #Bidex - check out the photos from the event here: https:…

17 March 2017 - 10:56

We've got the #FridayFeeling after smashing 2 events, launching the @PCWineAwards & announcing the #EUSearchAwards shortlist! Go team! 👏👏👏

17 March 2017 - 10:54

Tonight we're managing the #PRmomentAwards - who's feeling lucky? 🍀🤞Congratulations to all shortlisted! #eventprofs

16 March 2017 - 19:51

It's that time of year again... the #EUSearchAwards shortlist has been announced!! Are you as excited as we are?!… https://t.co/ySf5s2eY4e

16 March 2017 - 11:42
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