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Martin McCourt

An experienced after dinner speaker and conference facilitator, Martin McCourt has promoted sales, innovation, and change some of the world’s most successful businesses, including Dyson, Mars, Duracell, Toshiba and Pelikan. As the former CEO of Dyson, Martin is credited with its transformation into a major technology company, and continues to work at the heart of British-based manufacturing and design.

Martin McCourt has spent 40 years working at the heart of British-based manufacturing, design and marketing for quality brands such as Dyson, Mars, Duracell, Toshiba and Pelikan.

A creative and experienced after dinner speaker and conference facilitator, Martin has promoted salesinnovation and change in some of the world’s most successful companies.

The feedback from the audience was excellent, with most citing his speech as a highlight of their 2-day conference.
Marketing Team Direct

Martin was the CEO of Dyson for 15 years, the ideas to market-leading consumer products maker. As CEO, he devised and implemented a strategy that transformed the company from a single product, single market producer into one where 80% of the business comes from over 60 markets around the world.

In that time he increased UK skilled jobs, grew profits to over £300m and enabled James Dyson to keep on inventing. In 2011 Dyson hit £1bn revenue for the first time. Martin was directly responsible for the establishment of Dyson subsidiaries in the USA, Japan, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. In total he took Dyson into over 60 markets, achieving market leadership in the majority including the USA.

Martin’s previous experience was in sales and marketing with successful global companies Mars, Duracell, Toshiba and Pelikan.

In 2010 Martin was named UK Business Leader of the Year.

In April 2016 Martin was appointed Chairman of Glen Dimplex Group. The company, founded over 40 years ago, is a leading international group, the world’s largest manufacturer of electrical heating and it holds significant global market positions in domestic appliances, cooling, ventilation and renewable energy solutions.

He is also Chairman of Equatex, the foremost supplier of international employee and executive compensation plan services, The Learning Curve Group, an organization providing vocational education and training programmes to a wide range of learners and employers and Venture Founders, a UK-based equity investment platform designed to make Angel and Venture Capital style investing more accessible, affordable and transparent.

He was formerly Chairman of CAP, a market leading provider of vehicle valuation data, new vehicle information and business solutions to the automotive industry, CliniSys Group (CliniSys), the market leading supplier in Europe of clinical laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and D.O.R.C (Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center) a prominent provider of innovative instruments and equipment for ophthalmic surgery.

Additionally, Martin is on the Board of Your Life. A three-year campaign to ensure young adults in the UK have the maths and science skills needed to succeed in the current competitive global economy. He is a Non-Executive Director and investor for Headbox, a web based platform which enables the sharing of inspiring places for people to have meetings and he is also a Non-Executive Director of Ideas Britain, a mobile platform which connects young people with great ideas to expert business coaches and brands.

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

What people said about Martin McCourt

He judged the requirements very well. Though a different industry, it was great to see just how much relevance the audience took away.
Murphy Group
Martin is one of the best after dinner speakers we have had in 17 years. He had the full attention of our audience throughout his speech, which focused on the lessons he had learned taking Dyson from a relatively small UK company into the global phenomenon it is today.
Sunday Times Fast Track
Full of humorous anecdotes from his time with Dyson and gave a good insight into working at the helm of this innovative organisation.
He was absolutely spot on. His delivery was engaging and his content was exactly as discussed - he excelled our expectations.
TGS Global
Extremely entertaining whilst sharing his knowledge. Easy to deal with on the day and stuck to timings.
IOD Northern Ireland
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