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Josh Taylor

A groundbreaking social entrepreneur, Josh Taylor's lofty ambitions have stretched his ideas from the bottom of the ocean all the way to space. With endorsements from the likes of Sir Richard Branson, every venture Josh has taken on has led to him collaborating with influential business leaders and creating incredible opportunities. The many up and downs and unique experiences has given him stories, ideas and methods that he speaks about with passion and connection.

Josh Taylor is a groundbreaking social entrepreneur with remarkable achievements under his belt at only 27 years old. With endorsements from the likes of Sir Richard Branson, every venture Josh has taken on has led to him collaborating with influential business leaders and creating incredible opportunities. Growing up with a very ordinary, humble life in a rural Surrey village, Josh now delights in sharing his compelling experiences with audiences around the world.

His recent venture based in Cornwall has seen Josh and his business partner turn down £2 million in corporate investment and instead raise money from the local community in Cornwall to save their village shop. In just a year the shop has tripled its turnover and become a nationally recognised, award winning independent retailer. This led to Josh coaching clients on social impact in business including everyone from start-ups to high-profile individuals and FTSE 100 companies. 

Acknowledged by The Huffington Post as one of ‘15 Young People Changing the World’, the stage for Josh’s entrepreneurial spirit was set back in 2011. With empty pockets, he decided the only way forward was to capture the curvature of the Earth on film from a DIY weather balloon at 118,000 feet in near Space. The resulting video went viral online and became headline news in the global media.

Josh went on to conceptualise the notion of Space Art: a project to send a blank canvas and tubes of special paint to near Space, allowing Mother Nature to draw up some magic. The resulting painting was featured on Channel 4’s Four Rooms and Josh was given the opportunity to put on an exhibition of the art work and his other projects at a top London art gallery, The Strand Gallery.

Enticed by a twitter conversation about Josh’s projects, Sir Richard Branson of the Virgin Group personally issued him the challenge to see how far under the ocean he could explore. Ever ambitious, Josh became the first person in history to send an amateur submersible to the bottom of the Milwaukee Deep in the Puerto Rican Trench (the deepest trench in the Atlantic Ocean!).

In between speaking engagements and running his ventures, Josh is a regular contributor and blogger on The Huffington Post and guest blogger for notable sites such as Virgin.com.

Fighting against the odds has carved a fascinating path for Josh so far. The many up and downs and unique experiences has given him stories, ideas and methods that he speaks about with passion and connection. He assures people that ambitions can be accomplished by all walks of life. Besides, ambition was all Josh ever had when he began his journey into the world of entrepreneurialism.

His speaking topics include:

- The Secrets To Turning Your Idea Into Reality

- Why I Turned Down A 2 Million Pound Investment

- Creative Thinking To Make Results Happen Quickly

-From My Shed To The Edge Of Space

- Making Your Life, Your Life

For further information or to book Josh Taylor, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070+44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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