James Bidwell is a majorly successful businessman and well sought after speaker for the business sector. Having a history of jobs working for high profile businesses and brands, James is no stranger to hard work or commitment. As a CEO and majority shareholder in business, James knows what it takes to make critical decisions in order to make a business thrive and survive.
Springwise is the UK’s largest idea spotting network, which James has the privilege of being CEO. The platform is used to globally scan for carefully created and innovative start-up ideas, discovering them and sharing them with the world. Springwise is not the only great credit to James’ name, having 20 plus years in the retail and tourism industry he has turned his hand to many a title.
James acted as managing director for Selfridges PLC when they went through their large turnaround and sale. He also had a significant role within tourism in London when he was the CEO of Visit London, laying the foundation for the Olympic legacy. James has also played a role in the launch of esteemed brands and places. He was involved in the launch of DisneyLand Paris and the European launch of Urban Outfitters sister chain Anthropologie.
The environment and social change is a prolific interest of James’, of which he is a keen advocate for both. He often serves as a judge in CSR, offering his expert opinion, at the World Retail Congress Awards.
James paired with Sophie Albizua to found the business Re-Set. The company is an advisory firm situated in London, helping UK businesses who are preparing for a difficult future in accordance with their innovation and transformation needs. James also turned his hand to writing, publishing his book called Disrupt! 100 Lessons in Business Innovation.
James has a clear passion for positive change and a sustainable economy. He is also an expert in navigating the rapid pace of change, the role of innovation and how to encourage cultural shifts to a better future.
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When at corporate events, James is known to cover the following topics:
- Business Management
- CEO Speaker