Jonathan Warburton


It is no surprise that Jonathan Warburton is one of the most recognisable businessmen on the planet, mostly due to his last name. As the Chairman of Warburtons, a family bakery specialising in bread and other baked goods, he plays a major role in business development, organisational strategies and consumer goods production.

Since 2001, he has been overseeing Warburton’s journey to a market leader, making him a highly valuable retail and business management speaker. From employee wellbeing to product development, he is an expert in all things business. As a speaker, Jonathan presents with passion and knowledge, with an infectious excitement for the future of business.

Jonathan is a fifth-generation Warburton. Having taken control of the business in 1991, he has been an integral figure to the company’s advancements since the age of 23. Working at Warburton’s did not just give Jonathan baking experience, but a keen eye for marketing and retail.

Additionally, Jonathan worked at Unilever, a consumer goods company that produced food and drink products, as well as make up and cleaning agents. It is regarded as one of Europe’s seventh most valuable company. Thanks to his career history, Jonathan is an expert in consumer products of all kinds, making his strategies to understanding the customer invaluable at industry conventions and business conferences.

The Warburton’s company employees over 4,500 staff members, a monumental growth from its creation in 1876. When the company was quoted in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For list, it became the first food manufacturer to earn the title, in 2016. To get to the business that it is today, Warbutron’s employed a strong set of ethos, including quality people, products and a culture of interpersonal values.

Since joining the family business as a part of the Sales Team, it wasn’t long before Jonathan moved to be the National Account Manager and Sales Director. As the head of sales, Jonathan set up a Marketing Team that impacted the business’s global presence. Jonathan was the mastermind behind Warburton’s most loved television ad, which showcased the family.

As a speaker, booking Jonathan is an opportunity not to be missed. Covering such topics as corporate turnaround, business strategy and cultivating a company teams’ potential, he can adapt his speech to suite a range of demographics and themes. Quoted as a “delight” to work with, he is a confident addition to any event.

To book Jonathan Warburton as the business speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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

  • Retail Speaker
  • Corporate Turnaround
  • Business Management
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Business Strategy
  • Creative Thinking
  • Human Resources (HR)

Jonathan was a delight to work with and we were grateful that he was able to attend this year’s show. He also took time to answer some questions from the floor, plus speak briefly to visitors 1-2-1 after his keynote and have a couple of pictures taken.