Wayne Hemingway MBE


Specialist business speaker Wayne Hemingway MBE made his name as the fashion designer behind the now global brand Red or Dead. Beginning as a simple market stall owner in Camden, London, Wayne Hemingway has since showcased his expertise in retail and business management throughout his career, from the sale of Red or Dead to the development of social housing and novelty water-butts with his business HemingwayDesign, to become one of the most well respected retail speakers in Britain.

As a keynote speaker,  Wayne Hemingway argues that creativity and innovation continue to provide excellent business opportunities at any point in the ever-changing business climate. His work as an after dinner speaker has been praised as inspiring and unique, much like Hemingway’s own individual business ventures.

As both a retail speaker and ethical businessman Wayne Hemingway prides himself on working on projects that matter, his philosophy, which he shares with the audiences he addresses as a business speaker, is that the aim of design is to improve the “things that matter in life”. His strong ethics and inspirational way of thinking make Hemingway a truly fascinating retail speaker; audiences continue to applaud both his success and work ethic, whilst in 2006 his achievements were recognised by the Royal Family when he was awarded an MBE for his business success.

Outside his work as a keynote speaker Wayne Hemingway remains dedicated to his personal interest in design, he is a trustee for the Design Council Board and the Design Council CABE Committee, honorary Professor in The Built Environment Department of Northumbria University, Doctor of Design at Wolverhampton, Lancaster and Stafford and a Fellow of Blackburn College.

To book Wayne Hemingway MBE as the retail speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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

  • Retail & Business Management
  • Drive & Determination
  • Innovative Design
  • Social Responsibility
  • Setting Goals & Achieving Them
  • Business Strategy
  • Creative Thinking

Watch Wayne delivering a talk at the University of Northampton here:

See what people had to say about Wayne when he appeared at their corporate events:

“Just finished listening to Wayne Hemingway MBE talk about buying quality clothing on the Jo Good show BBC Radio London. A breath of fresh air.” – Vivienne Aiyela 

“Wayne Hemingway MBE who I loved ever since I heard him say he never wanted to be 40+ and still wearing jeans, (he does do other stuff) was as entertaining and as political as I remember at the Grampian Awards for Business Excellence. HemingwayDesign is truly one of the best executed brands and series of concepts I have seen, simple, direct, clear. The KiosKiosK model is start up and innovation genius. If you get the chance get in a room with the guy and listen, you will without a doubt learn something or at least be energised to go off and think harder.” – Graeme Gordon CEO at IFB