Michelle Mone OBE

Founder of International Lingerie Brand 'Ultimo'

One of Britains leading female entrepreneurs and business speakers, Michelle Mone OBE is the founder and owner of her own global lingerie brand, Ultimo. Michelle is a renowned retail speaker and always relates well to corporate environments, her tale of finding success from a very modest beginning shows that with a solid business plan, anything is possible.

Michelle left school at the age of 15 with no qualifications due to an illness in the family, after working as a model for a few years she went onto work for Labatts Brewery in her hometown. However when the firm wanted to move to Whitbread, Michelle opted for voluntary redundancy.

After wearing an uncomfortable cleavage enhancing brassiere at a dinner dance, Michelle believed that she could make a better and more comfortable product. Forming MJM International Ltd in 1996, Michelle researched, designed and developed her patented Ultimo Bra. Launching in August 1999 at Selfridges London, the store sold six weeks of stock in 24 hours, one of the biggest media launches of a bra in Great Britain ever.

Michelle has won a number of awards due to her success, including ‘World Young Business Achiever Award’, and ‘Businesswoman of the Year’, at the Corporate Elite Awards. Michelle has also branched into television work, presenting Mind Your Own Business, showing business owners where they are going wrong whilst offering suggestions to improve their firm.

As a keynote speaker and retail speaker, Michelle provides a straightforward approach to Retail & Business Management, providing an insight into what is needed to maintain business competitiveness and maximize success. Michelle’s extensive speaking experience allows her to also host an event or conference brilliantly, providing a clear theme to the evening and making sure everything runs to plan.

To book Michelle Mone as an after dinner speaker or retail speaker with Champions Speakers, please fill in our online form or call us on +44 1509 85 29 27 today to get in touch with a booking agent. 

  • Business Speaker
  • Retail Speaker
  • Business Competitiveness
  • Efficiency & Effectiveness
  • Consumer Behaviour