NeilLaughtonheadshot Neil is a former Royal Marine Commando and Special Forces Officer turned entrepreneur. He founded a group of company’s in the design, construction and office furniture industries which grew to £40m turnover and was then sold to a FTSE 100 company in 2011. Neil is now a full time business consultant, leadership coach and team trainer.

He is a recipient of the Ness Award for “inspirational leadership” from the Royal Geographical Society and works with clients including B&Q, Virgin Atlantic and BP. Neil’s advisory, coaching and training style is collaborative, challenging and experiential.

Neil also has a passion for adventure and he has led numerous expeditions on 7 Continents – by land, sea and air. He summited Mt Everest with Bear Grylls, circumnavigated the UK on a jet ski and piloted a flying car across the Sahara Desert.

He enjoys sharing his inspirational stories and business-relevant insights on the speaking circuit (see SERVICES > Speaking).

Being interviewed live on the BBC News

Summit of Mt Everest with Bear Grylls

Business breakthrough - first £10m project for Rolls Royce Motor Cars

Piloting the world’s first road legal flying car across the Straits of Gibraltar