Martin McCourt

Former Chief Executive Of Dyson

A leading figure in the manufacturing world, Martin McCourt has spent over 40 years in the heart of British-based manufacturing, having been involved in the success of some of the most well-known and prestigious brands, such as Dyson, Mars, Duracell, Toshiba and Pelikan.

As the former Chief Executive of Dyson, Martin’s biggest claim to fame is how he transformed a niche manufacturer into a global brand, resulting in generating a revenue of over a billion. During his time at Dyson, Martin worked closely with James Dyson to deliver and implement a devised strategy that transformed the company and allowed James to carry on inventing products. Martin made an incredible impact over the 15 plus years he spent at the company, driving sales in 70 markets, doubling turnover and trebling profits. Martin was directly responsible for the establishment of Dyson subsidiaries in the USA, Japan, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.

As a result of his direct influence and responsibility for transforming Dyson into the success story that it is, Martin was named UK Business Leader of the Year in 2010.

Before his time at Dyson, Martin initially worked in sales and marketing, gaining experience and an impressive resume with global companies such as Mars, Duracell, Toshiba and Pelikan.

After stepping down as CEO of Dyson, Martin went on to advise a number of private equity groups and chair many organisations in need of his extensive experience in manufacturing, design and marketing.

In 2017, Martin was appointed Chairman of The Dudson Group, a world leading specialist in the design and production of tableware, and in 2019 joined the Board of Weber as a Non-Executive Director and strategic advisor. Furthermore, Martin is also Chairman to FreeFlow Technologies, a dynamic UK start-up that develops lightweight and high performance e-bike drive systems. Martin has also been appointed as Chairman of Lightfoot which was launched in 2013 and is described as the ‘Fitbit For Cars’, saving money for drivers every time they drive. Moreover, he is also on the board of Your Life, Ideas Britain, and Headbox – all cutting edge organisations aimed at encouraging young people to create, invent, collaborate and embrace science and business.

Martin often discusses the importance of creativity in business, using his own experiences as a business leader, his creative thought-processes and methods to achieve success. With many eager to learn from Marin’s incredible track record, he has become a popular choice for all manner of events and conferences as a keynote, after dinner and public speaker.

To book Martin McCourt as the business management speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

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

  • Business Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Overseas Expansion
  • Brand Development
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance

“Stimulating, funny, thought-provoking and challenging – the best we’ve had”
– BDO LLP

“n short Martin is one of the best after dinner speakers we have had in 17 years. His storytelling gave our guests the ‘take home’ nuggets of advice and inspiration that any good business speaker must provide. He had us all laughing at his turn of phrase and self-depreciating insights”
– Fast Track 250

“Martin’s presentation was excellent and we have had a great deal of very positive feedback from a number of people already. He made a big impression and his contribution to our morning was invaluable and helped make it a great success for us so far.”
– Delville Management