Col. Tim Collins

Former Commanding Officer Of The 1st Battalion Of The Royal Irish Regiment

How to hire Col. Tim Collins

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Tim is often booked as a speaker for corporate events, read his latest feedback below. 

"Colonel Tim Collins OBE was the keynote speaker for our CIMA West Midlands prestige event ‘Inspirational Leadership for board members and aspiring leaders’, Tim was inspirational and provided great insight into his philosophy with some entertaining examples of where they have worked well and not so well in various military conflicts. Tim had the audience engaged throughout the speech for over an hour and provided some thought-provoking answers through the following Q&A session. It was also very pleasing to have a keynote speaker who was available for one to one discussions with our attendees in our after networking session, this provided a real personal touch and ensured our event was a great success." - CIMA Global 

"Very well received by the audience - comments were that they found it very refreshing and inspirational." - Thales

"Our senior management has been cascading the messages down and I have heard several of them give direct quotes from Colonel Collins' presentation."  - Camelot Business

"Tim was the most popular part of the day. His speech really struck a chord and provided an incredible amount of perspective." - Deloitte

"Tim gave a very entertaining after-dinner speech which he pitched perfectly to our young people who were receiving awards for their completed apprenticeships. The adventures he recounted were put in perspective for the audience, providing real-life lessons with great humour. Highly recommended."  - TTE Training Ltd

"Inspiring, funny and above all practical about what gets people committed." - Shell 

"In short he was fantastic; if we were a little younger some of us might be interested in joining the Royal Irish." - Liam, Senior Business Development Executive EMEA, Walkers Global 

  • 2003 - Appointed OBE for Service in Iraq
  • 2003 - Delivered famous eve-of-battle speech
  • 2002 - Awarded the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service 
  • 2001 - Appointed Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment 
  • 1999 - Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel 
  • 1982 - Transferred to the Royal Irish Rangers 
  • 1981 - Second Lieutenant in the Royal Signals 
  • Chairman of Pinpoint Corporate Services 
  • Author of 'Rules of Engagement: A Life in Conflict'