Allan Leighton

Former ASDA CEO

British business management speaker Allan Leighton is one of the most successful business leaders and CEO’s of recent years, with experience working for some of the biggest companies in not only the UK but the world at large.

Working as a retail speaker and consultant for companies such as BHS, Lastminute.com, BMI and BskyB Allan Leighton has more than forty years’ experience working within the business and retail industry, his appointments beginning as far down the chain as cashier at Lloyds Bank until he worked his way up to CEO of Asda supermarket.

In his work as a business speaker, Allan gives audiences an insight into the tools he used to help bring Asda from a struggling £500 million company to the multi-billion pound corporate giant it is today; his experience both as a CEO and business leader as well as his training in Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program have helped to make Leighton both an expert businessman as well as an excellent retail speaker.

Allan’s leadership style is simplistic and encourages business leaders to be in touch with their employee’s, he is known particularly for wearing an employee badge whilst working at Asda which, like those who worked on the shop floor, read ‘Here to Help’. Allan’s presentation style as a business management speaker follows a similar vein – straight forward, effective and easy to understand.

Allan’s popularity as a retail speaker comes not only from his expertise but also his vast and eclectic experience, with time spent at giants such as Mars UK, Pedigree Petfoods, Selfridges & Co and the Royal Mail Allan Leighton has an in-depth knowledge of international business practice and a working understanding of the ins and outs of big business.

Outside his work as a business speaker and leader Allan Leighton is an active sportsman and charity fundraiser, he has trained for and taken part in the London Marathon, raising money for Breast Cancer Research as well as working as the chairman of charitable organisation business in the Community.

To book Allan Leighton as the retail speaker for your corporate event or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency via emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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