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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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UK Search Conference 2017
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PRmoment Awards 2017 - Manchester
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Bidex Conference
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RT @bidexconference: Our #BidexConference in perfect for those in #PPC #Adwords and #BiddableMedia – get your tickets now! https://t.co/Ovh

22 February 2017 - 11:50

RT @RobWeatherhead: Work in #CRO or #Analytics ? Here from about how Facebook deals with multi-touch, and from the head of Google 360 at @b

21 February 2017 - 10:56

RT @pierrefar: I'm speaking at bidex about content blocking and how to respond. Awesome speaker line-up; going to be great! More: https://t

21 February 2017 - 10:56

RT @Cofilmic: @Northern_Soul_ awards now open some ace categories @ComedyStoreMCR @dontpanicevents https://t.co/8LGNqF3A6L #NSawards17 htt…

21 February 2017 - 10:52

RT @NancyDykins: We are looking for a Digital Marketing Manager to join our team. Find out more here: https://t.co/GfzJBQHG1M @dontpaniceve

21 February 2017 - 10:52

RT @RiskBoxUK: Congrats to @dontpanicevents @nickywake for a blinding job with @ProlificLive - we had a lot of fun and met great people - t…

17 February 2017 - 11:43

RT @joLeah1: Brilliant words on all things #business this week! Thanks for having me @dontpanicevents & @ProlificLive.Feeling inspired! #PN

17 February 2017 - 09:57

RT @BRODERICKSLC: What a great couple of days at #PNLive lovely to meet so many fantastic people and companies. Well done @dontpanicevents

17 February 2017 - 09:57

RT @TheJuiceAcademy: Our #apprentices having lots of fun at the @dontpanicevents photo booth! @evelilyyoung @KyleBritner @katealiceellen #P

17 February 2017 - 08:53

RT @dannyrodgerson: Great day at @ProlificLive - some great businesses and people met/caught up with. Well done to @dontpanicevents - for s…

17 February 2017 - 08:53

RT @34SP: Had a great time and met some brilliant people at #PNLive today. Well done @prolificlive @dontpanicevents #networking #relevance

17 February 2017 - 08:53

RT @evelilyyoung: .@ProlificLive was v successful! I'm weighed down by freebies & business cards 😂 thanks @ProlificNorth & @dontpanicevents

17 February 2017 - 08:53

RT @kristalsmile: Hats off to the amazing teams @dontpanicevents and @ProlificLive for putting on a fantastic event #PNLive https://t.co/sv

17 February 2017 - 08:53

RT @marsh80: Congratulations to everyone at @ProlificNorth & @DontPanicEvents for a fantastic @ProlificLive! Sore throat and tired feet = p…

17 February 2017 - 08:52

RT @ahoymark: Still think photo number 1 is the best. @therealboon @dontpanicevents https://t.co/XnTH6slb81

17 February 2017 - 08:52

RT @Brodericksgroup: Great show #PNLive lots of creative people , ideas and companies welldone @dontpanicevents and @ProlificLive @UKFast @…

17 February 2017 - 08:52

Feeling the twitter love #happy - hats off to our amazing speakers & exhibitors too ;) https://t.co/lgc4wjBZiM

16 February 2017 - 17:53

The events team have got #PNLive induced mania! https://t.co/3RYBRaN1eZ

16 February 2017 - 15:12

RT @mylokaye: @nickywake @dontpanicevents fantastic event 👊🏽

16 February 2017 - 14:57

RT @nickywake: It's nearing the end of day 2 at #pnlive and the @dontpanicevents team are nearing hysteria https://t.co/so0DbxDTDX

16 February 2017 - 14:57
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