Colin Wilkinson


Colin Wilkinson is a businessman, retail speaker and young entrepreneur who is a best known for his appearance on the BBC television series The Apprentice: You’re Fired and as founder of Three Sixty Entertainment, a multi-million pound entertainment production company. An engaging business speaker with an expertise in retail and sales Colin Wilkinson has won awards for his start-up businesses and business management skills; he also has a great deal of experience in fund raising, capital management and marketing, this broad spectrum of knowledge serves to make Wilkinson an excellent and versatile retail speaker.

He has also acted as a strategic consultant and financial backer to a number of successful British start-up businesses. Wilkinson’s talents as a business speaker and advisor have served him exceptionally well thus far, allowing him to become involved with numerous businesses and integral to the development and success of various start-ups, including Eidos PLC/Eidos Technologies Ltd, Energis PLC and the video conferencing company VMC which he started with famous broadcaster Noel Edmunds.

An enthusiastic and determined businessman Wilkinson began his career whilst still in university and it is this extensive experience and long standing success that make Wilkinson an incredibly interesting keynote speaker and retail speaker.

Wilkinson holds strong business ethics and this is often applauded by those who both work alongside him and witness his public speeches; in spite of his massive financial and business success Wilkinson remains very personable and down to earth, his humour and humility possibly the most impressive aspects of his personality that come out in his role as a retail speaker.

Surprisingly, Wilkinson is a much underused business and retail speaker, his intelligence and accomplishments often over-shadowed by his geniality and generosity; however it is his personal beliefs and decision not to follow the trend of aggressive capitalism and business that set Wilkinson apart from his contemporaries and mark the longevity of his career and make him such an engaging business speaker.

To book Colin Wilkinson as the inspirational keynote speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling an official booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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

  • Retail Speaker
  • Sales Speaker
  • Marketing Speaker
  • Fund Raising
  • Business Management

“Earlier this year Colin Wilkinson helped to mastermind one of the most impressive feats in angel fundraising seen in the UK.” – Emmett – CMyPitch Angel Investment Network

“You cannot fail to be convinced by what Colin Wilkinson says when he speaks – he has taken speaking about an opportunity to a new level.” – Modwenna , Author: ‘Dragons or Angels: What Investors in Business are Really Like’

“I really enjoyed your talk and the decision theme struck a big chord with me. I realised that every successful thing I’ve done succeeded because I took the plunge.” – Drew – The Like Minds Club

“Thank you so much for last night. All I’ve had is great feedback. They’re a hard audience to impress but you exceeded all expectations.” –Rob – Yes& Club

“Colin’s talk is absolutely exhilarating. The stories are fabulous. The lessons are timeless. If you want someone who has created numerous businesses from sheer drive and determination to inspire and motivate your audience, Colin is the man.” Jim, Optima Performance Development On The 2009 Business Award:

“The company’s originality, flair, and remarkable rate of growth simply blew the judges away. This inspiring business, and the people behind it, highlights the exceptional talent, ambition and determination that sits at the very heart of the UK’s entrepreneurial community. Colin joined the project several years in, but it’s undoubtedly his financing expertise and commercial insight that has turned the production into a phenomenally successful, scalable business.” Sara,, on the UK Start up Business of the year award