Lily’s special guest ‘In the Hotseat’ today is Roy Newey, a torchbearer for the poor, a trailblazer in the field of global education, an exceptional keynote speaker and an author who has served on the board of over 100 high growth companies.
Roy left school at 16 with no qualifications. Although profoundly dyslexic he started his first business at the age of 22, built it to £5 million and sold it. He has invested in small businesses (£3 million T/O) grown them into big businesses (£180 million T/O) that have operated around the globe. He has delivered keynote speeches on business excellence, education, skills, leadership, poverty and disadvantage in over 75 countries. He was appointed by the Prime Minister to chair the UK India bi-lateral trade talks between 2010 and 2015. Roy was selected as strategic advisor to Tata Consultancy Service which brought £16.5 billion to the UK economy.
He is passionate about creating the opportunity for people from all walks of life to grow, develop and become the best version of themselves. His business book, Ready Set Grow, has just been published. He will also be publishing a David Walliams style book for children about overcoming bullying, shortly.