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Martin McCourt

Motivational Speaker Martin McCourt
  • Marketing & sales guru.
  • Innovator, strategist & respected business leader.
  • Led Dyson to become a global brand in 70 countries with a $1.5bn turnover.
  • ...

Martin McCourt

Motivational Speaker Martin McCourt
  • Marketing & sales guru.
  • Innovator, strategist & respected business leader.
  • Led Dyson to become a global brand in 70 countries with a $1.5bn turnover.

Martin McCourt has a 40-year track record in diverse businesses such as Dyson, Mars, Duracell, Toshiba, and Pelikan. His marketing strategies saw him transform companies, increasing their market share, creating new jobs, and growing profits. His career had him establish Dyson subsidiaries while SEO of the company in the USA, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Germany. The year 2010 saw his success celebrated when nominated UK Business Leader of the Year.

Martin currently holds a number of positions:

  • Chairman of Glen Dimplex Group, the largest electrical heating manufacturer in the world specializing in domestic appliances, ventilation, cooling, and renewable energy solutions.
  • Chairman of The Learning Curve Group, an organization that is focussed on providing vocational education and training programmes to learners and employers.
  • Chairman of Venture Founders, an equity investment platform based in the UK intent on making Angel and Venture Capital style investing accessible, affordable, and transparent.
  • A position on Board of Your Life which is a campaign that helps young adults gain the maths and science skills needed in order to succeed in a competitive global economy.
  • Non-executive Director of Headbox, a web-based platform enabling people to share inspiring places for meetings.
  • Non-executive Director of Ideas Britain, a mobile platform connecting young people with great ideas to expert business coaches and brands.

Mark McCourt – Speaker

Mark McCourt is an ideas man, bringing his unique style and flair to the table with him, captivating attention with anecdotes, charm, style, his witty repartee, and great advice garnered from 40 years as a leader in his field.

Speaker On

Ideas :

Have the right people, tap into their thinking and instincts, encourage and liberate their idea flow.

Iterative Development:

How Dyson used engineering and product development principles while employing techniques such as cardboard modeling with cutting edge CGI.

Vertical Growth:

  • Enjoying the journey, deliberate disruption, and the consequences
  • Readiness when facing adversity and turning it into opportunity
  • Making your business look good, often at others’ expense
  • Helping your competition succeed

Big Changes:

  • Transferring UK based manufacturing to SEA
  • Role of technology in supporting effective transfer
  • Doing what is right even though it is difficult

Made in Britain?

  • Role of invention and entrepreneurship on economic growth

Testing:

Combining human abuse testing with data engineering systems

More Bumps in the Road:

Entertaining incidents resulting in competitors helping Dyson gain market leadership in the USA within two years from its launch.

Confronting Failure:

How to react when commercial success is not assured.

Think Big and Stay Small:

  • The importance of retaining your identity
  • The advantages of small businesses over large
  • Growth does not mean loss of identity
Biography

Client Testimonials

“I think I speak on behalf of all the team here at Deloitte and our guests when I say that Martin was absolutely outstanding – entertaining, inspiring, engaging, humorous – really just everything we were looking for. He made the event special and everyone was talking about him throughout the evening.”

“He came across very well and in informal conversations I had with many people afterwards, they volunteered that Martin's presentation was one of the highlights. He was informative, engaging and came across well, including some quite good (witty!) responses to some of the questions.”

“I would like to say thank you for coming along to our first Fast Growth Network event on Tuesday and lighting up the event with your stories and advice for fast growing businesses. All the feedback we have received has been unequivocally positive about the event and your contribution to it. Our objective was to choose a first class venue and have a first class speaker to kick off the network and our expectations were exceeded. Our challenge now is to try to get close to it again with our second event!”

Client Testimonials

“I think I speak on behalf of all the team here at Deloitte and our guests when I say that Martin was absolutely outstanding – entertaining, inspiring, engaging, humorous – really just everything we were looking for. He made the event special and everyone was talking about him throughout the evening.”

“He came across very well and in informal conversations I had with many people afterwards, they volunteered that Martin's presentation was one of the highlights. He was informative, engaging and came across well, including some quite good (witty!) responses to some of the questions.”

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