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Margaret Manning

The founder of Sixty and Me and former Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Margaret is one of the UK's most successful business personalities and keynote speakers. Her philosophy is to stimulate thinking on the communication benefits of the Internet, advocating the web as a “channel for business” through the creative use of technology, design and content. 

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Margaret Manning Biography

Margaret Manning is a keynote speaker of considerable talent. As a Female Entrepreneur of the Year and Reading Room CEO, Margaret is one of the UK’s most successful business personalities and keynote speakers.

Margaret’s philosophy is to stimulate thinking on the communication benefits of the Internet, advocating the web as a “channel for business” through the creative use of technology, design and content.  Margaret has given a number of keynote speeches, and hosted workshops and seminars, at national and international events - for example at Internet World in London and Sydney, Ad:Tech London; the Internet Advertising Bureau; the Institute of Directors, the Chartered Management Institute; the Princes Trust,  and the IDM.

Margaret Manning - Entrepreneur & Founder of Reading Room Having established Reading Room in the humble...

Margaret Manning is a keynote speaker of considerable talent. As a Female Entrepreneur of the Year and Reading Room CEO, Margaret is one of the UK’s most successful business personalities and keynote speakers.

Margaret’s philosophy is to stimulate thinking on the communication benefits of the Internet, advocating the web as a “channel for business” through the creative use of technology, design and content.  Margaret has given a number of keynote speeches, and hosted workshops and seminars, at national and international events - for example at Internet World in London and Sydney, Ad:Tech London; the Internet Advertising Bureau; the Institute of Directors, the Chartered Management Institute; the Princes Trust,  and the IDM.

Margaret Manning - Entrepreneur & Founder of Reading Room

Having established Reading Room in the humble beginnings of a north London flat with a staff of just two, her company grew to employing150 people and has offices in London, Manchester, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.  Reading Room has also been the highest ranking digital agency in the Sunday Times Tech Track for two years running.

Reading Room was also shortlisted for the Blackberry – Best Company for advancing women in technology – in an impressive shortlist of BT, Dell and Lloyds TSB.

Digital Media

A well-respected figure in new media, Margaret sits on several boards and committees, including IPA’s Digital Media Committee and The Media Society.

Awards & Acolades

Margaret was voted Best Entrepreneur in EMEA at the 2009 International Stevie Awards in New York and was voted Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2008 Fast Growth Business awards. Margaret was also named one of the top 50 media people to watch in the ‘Courvoisier Future 500’ in the Observer (Sunday 25th November 2007). In addition, Margaret was the winner in the Science & Technology section of the recent Lloyds TSB First Woman Awards and has been highly commended in the Credit Suisse – National Business Awards for Entrepreneur of the Year.

A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Margaret is a highly respected figure within the New Media Industry and is currently on the IPA’s Digital Media Committee and sits on the advisory panel of .Net magazine as well as being a committee member for the Media Society for whom she is currently producing a series of debates on the impact of the digital revolution. She was also previously Vice Chair for the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA).

She is extensively involved with charitable work including Future Talent, the charity set up by the Duchess of Kent. She is a judge for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year run by the Princes Youth Business International. Margaret has judged the Student Enterprise Business Plan Presentations at the Henley Business School’s Centre for Entrepreneurship. She has also spoken at Cranfield School of Management’s MBA students, The London School of Economics, The Internet Advertising Bureau, The Institute of Directors, The Chartered Management Institute and The IDM.

She is a 2008 woman of achievement ambassador for the Lloyds TSB inspirational women association, and is included in Real Business’s report on “Britain’s 100 Most Entrepreneurial Women”. Margaret also joins the judging panel of The First Woman Awards 2009.

Margaret Manning as Business Keynote Speaker

In recent years Margaret has had huge success delivering keynote speeches on a wide range of subjects including:

  • Women in business
  • Diversity and Adversity in Business
  • How to be a successful Entrepreneur
  • Female Entrepreneurs
  • How a business can survive in a recession
  • Running a business
  • Social media in business
  • Omportance of internet communications in business

As CEO of a top ten global agency (Interactive Media Awards), Margaret knows exactly what it takes to create and build a global, successful and, ultimately, happy business. It is this expertise and ‘no – nonsense’, pragmatic approach that gives her an unparalleled ability to instil a real sense of aspiration in listeners and her outstanding oratorical skills ensure an informative, exciting, and memorable occasion.

Some of the institutions that Margaret has spoken to include:

  • The London School of Economics
  • The Internet Advertising Bureau
  • The Institute of Directors
  • The Chartered Management Institute
  • The IDM
  • Internet World (in London and Sydney)

Margaret has also been asked to judge prestigious awards including The Fast Growing Business Awards, The First Women Awards, AIMIA, Fresh Digital Awards, .Net Awards and the DADDI Awards.

A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Margaret is a highly respected figure within the New Media Industry and is currently on the IPA’s Digital Media Committee and sits on the advisory panel of .Net magazine as well as being a committee member for the Media Society for whom she is currently producing a series of debates on the impact of the digital revolution. She was also previously Vice Chair for the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA).

Margaret Manning - News and Radio

Margaret’s expertise and business insight frequently demands media attention and she has written for both national and trade press, as well as commenting on BBC Radio 4.

For further information or to book Margaret Manning, call us at Speakers Corner on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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