Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones MBE


Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones MBE, also known as The Black Farmer is a businessman, farmer, business management speaker and politician, originally born in Jamaica. Growing up as the oldest child of his family after moving to Birmingham in the 1950s, Wilfred was tasked with the responsibility of looking after the family allotment. From this, he grew a passion for looking after his family and the freedom of being outdoors. Describing his transition from family allotment to farm, Wilfred is an ideal business speaker to cover a broad range of topics including leadership and retail.

Unqualified yet ambitious, Wilfred talked his way into Television, becoming a producer and director for the BBC. He was credited with bringing many of the top celebrity chefs to the small screen including Gordon Ramsay, Antony Worrall-Thompson, Brian Turner and James Martin, before founding a food and drink marketing company in London. Eventually, Wilfred was able to fulfill his childhood fantasy of being a farmer, purchasing land in Devon, consequently leading to the launch of the famous and national Black Farmer brand. Moving into the world of retail, Wilfred saw his business grow into a supermarket giant, a topic he breaches at length as a business management speaker.

More recently, Wilfred has ventured in to politics, running for Conservative seats in his local constituency. The Black Farmer also offers inspirational and motivational seminars as a business speaker drawing on his life experiences and working with some of the UK’s biggest companies. Recently, in the 2020 New Year Honours Wilfred was awarded an MBE for his services to British farming. The perfect choice for your event, Wilfred will entertain, inspire and motivate people of all ages and in all industries with his speeches.

To book Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones MBE as the business speaker for your corporate event, conference or function simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

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

  • Business Management Speaker
  • Farming
  • Ethical Business
  • Motivation
  • Sales & Marketing

See what people had to say about Wilfred when they booked him for a corporate event, here:

“Thank you for making our awards evening such a success. A significant number of individuals commented to me that they found your talk to be both interesting and inspirational. To have positive comments from such a diverse audience is an indication of how your presence enhanced the event for all who were present.” – Havering College

“You were a big hit with the parents, children and staff – a real achievement to be able to address such a varied (and demanding) group of people! As I’d seen you ‘in action’ before, I knew your story would appeal and I really do think you were an inspiration to the entire audience on the day – thank you.” – St Margaret’s Preparatory School

“Thank you for doing such a brilliant job at the Swan Housing Event.”

“Can you pass on my thanks to Wilfred, the talk was very successful and has stimulated quite a lot of debate!” – Kingston Maurward College