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Deirdre Bounds

Deirdre Bounds is a fiercely passionate entrepreneur, starting out with no money or experience, she grew her multi-million-pound enterprise from a bedsit. Deirdre shares her story of how she rose from rags to riches, her innovative ideas and ethical branding, educating and enlightening the corporate circuit. 

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Deirdre Bounds Biography

A self-made millionaire; a recovering alcoholic; a best-selling author and a TV presenter, Deirdre Bounds’ talents are as diverse and impressive as her list of achievements.

Deirdre started her business from a bedsit, and turned it into the world’s most successful GAP year travel company, which she sold to a FTSE 100 company for an eight-figure sum. Her years of success as an ethical entrepreneur have equipped Deirdre with the insights and practical knowledge to impart to businesses of every size in her keynote speeches. Deirdre dares to be different, and offers evidence that regardless of gender, background or social obstacles can be overcome.

i-to-i.com is an ethical travel company, set up to challenge the traditional strategies of the travel industry. By changing people's perceptions of the 'responsible travel' movement, Deirdre has become an icon of business, and...

A self-made millionaire; a recovering alcoholic; a best-selling author and a TV presenter, Deirdre Bounds’ talents are as diverse and impressive as her list of achievements.

Deirdre started her business from a bedsit, and turned it into the world’s most successful GAP year travel company, which she sold to a FTSE 100 company for an eight-figure sum. Her years of success as an ethical entrepreneur have equipped Deirdre with the insights and practical knowledge to impart to businesses of every size in her keynote speeches. Deirdre dares to be different, and offers evidence that regardless of gender, background or social obstacles can be overcome.

i-to-i.com is an ethical travel company, set up to challenge the traditional strategies of the travel industry. By changing people's perceptions of the 'responsible travel' movement, Deirdre has become an icon of business, and of achieving the seemingly impossible.

She is a patron of Marie Curie Cancer Care in West Yorkshire, and supports the international aid charity World Vision, as well as charities for suffering alcoholics.

Deirdre’s experiences in business and in life have made her a popular choice as a guest on TV and radio shows, including Sky News, Radio Four, Radio 5 and GMTV, as well as having a regular live Saturday morning slot as a co-presenter on BBC Radio Leeds.

She was chosen by Channel 4 as part of a group of entrepreneurs who spent a month in Uganda bringing enterprise ideas to a deprived village, and even took part in the reality TV show Wife Swap!

Speaking Topics

  • The Accidental Millionaire: How you can get it all wrong and still make it rich -
    Deirdre tells the whole story. How a young girl from Irish immigrant parents from a tough Liverpool housing estate went from being an active alcoholic to an English teacher in Asia, an outback bus driver, stand up comedienne, wife and mother, and finally a self made millionaire.
  • Weird Wins– Innovate and Execute: Business in the 21st century must be executed differently to succeed in this mad and fast world. Rapid innovation is key to competition in the global market place▪ Individuality is the future, tips to get creative in the workplace, home and in your life
    ▪ Does your brand make people, mad, sad or glad? If not, pack it in
    ▪ Find your mini monopoly and the cash rolls in
    ▪ Everything is in the ethics

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