Tim Campbell, who was awarded the MBE for Enterprise Culture in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List, is a speaker who is passionate about the power of business. Whether it be creating wealth and employment or changing the world, Tim believes that business is the catalyst of modern change.
Tim, 34, is the founder of his own entrepreneurial social enterprise Bright Ideas Trust, a charitable organisation which encourages young budding entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds to start business ventures, by giving them greater access to start-up finance, real business mentors and professional services advisors. Bright Ideas Trust has generated successful start-ups, much excitement and interest from Corporates and innovative young entrepreneurs alike, not to mention receiving Government backing and praise from Gordon Brown, senior MPs across all political parties and our Prime Minister David Cameron.
Owner of his own small business and co-author of one of Amazon’s Top 10 business books for 2010, ‘What’s Your Bright Idea?’ Tim has been privileged to have been asked to comment on a variety of topical matters and regularly appears on BBC television and in broadsheet newspapers including most recently the Financial Times. He is the face of the British Library’s campaign to promote their services and has been described as ‘the human face of business’ by one broadsheet newspaper.
With his humble roots, passion for inspiring the next generation and charismatic style Tim is now a much in-demand speaker having had the privilege of working with the likes of BT, Lloyds Banking Group, Everything Everywhere (T-Mobile & Orange), Oxford Said Business School, Ernst & Young, Deutsche Bank, Accenture, IoD, NHS and Barclays to name a few.
Tim has spent much time within various communities and institutions, promoting an entrepreneurial culture and motivating others, particularly the younger generation, to pursue their dreams. He is a Cabinet Office Social Enterprise Ambassador and a Child Ambassador for London and was appointed by Beverley Hughes, the Children’s Minister, to focus on the particular problems of the capital’s young people. Tim is also a great supporter of the Jack Petchey Foundation, the ACLT, as well as the NSPCC and Connexions and has received a number of awards including being named as one of the Young Guns by Growing Business and fittest entrepreneur by Men’s Fitness! Tim continues to follow his passions and believes that anything is possible with the right support and the right people.
Tim’s roles as London’s Ambassador for Training and Enterprise (appointed by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson) and the UK Government Secretary of State’s Enterprise Advisor (appointed by Rt Hon Vince Cable MP), in addition to his experience of working in the public and private sector, allow him to connect, inspire and motivate audiences across the country focusing on a number of subjects, including:
- Coping with change - the value of embracing and coping with change
- Taming the power of teams - Exploring talent management and understanding that everyone in a a team adds value and contributes to its success
- Entrepreneurs - Born, made and praised - Exploring the notion of nature vs nature, What can you do to make your entrepreneurial dreams come to fruition
- Customer Service - the true value of customer service
- E 2 = Success - The formula for Success = Enthusiasm and Expertise, not luck. It's vital to try to succeed in something you really love and excel at, something that adds value.