Neil Laughton


Former Marine Commando and Special Forces Officer, Neil Laughton is an award winning entrepreneur, international conference speaker and record breaking serial adventurer. With an incredibly successful and varied career, Neil is now a full-time business consultant, leadership coach and team trainer.

Founder of Laughton & Co, a company that helps individuals and organisations create the best strategies for growth and profitability by improving leadership and management skills, and develop happy and high performing teams. Another of his companies, The Penny Farthing Club, is a high wheeler cycling club with an active events programme. He is also involved in the charity The Scientific Exploration Society, that leads, funds and supports scientific discovery, research and conservation in remote parts of the world.

Neil has founded a number of companies that specialise in design, construction and office furniture industries, thus creating an overall group turnover of £40m. This group of businesses were so successful that they were quickly snapped up by a FTSE 100 company in 2011.

With a passion for adventure, Neil has led numerous expeditions on seven different Continents. Most notably, he summited Mount Everest with legendary adventurer Bear Grylls, circumnavigated the UK on a jet ski and piloted a flying car across the Sahara Desert.

An incredibly successful individual, Niel has been a recipient of a number of awards and nominations for his extreme inspirational adventures, business work and training programmes. For example, Neil was awarded the Ness Award for Inspirational Leadership from the Royal Geographical Society.

An experienced speaker and expert in his fields, Neil shares his career journey with audiences all around the world. Having spoken at a variety of different events, conferences and functions, Neil has also contributed and featured on a number of media broadcast programmes, including featuring on a programme for the BBC.

During his talks and workshops, Neil uses collaborative, challenging and experiential methods to provide a thought-provoking yet insightful discussion on business management, leadership, teamwork and motivation. Neil also uses his own extreme expeditions as an example to provide inspiration and motivation to his audiences.

To book Nail Laughton for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, Neil is known to cover the following topics:

  • Leadership Speaker
  • Business Speaker
  • Change & Risk
  • Facing a Challenge & Goal Setting
  • Surviving Tough Times

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