James Averdieck is the founder and MD of Gu Chocolate Puds. James noticed a gap in the market for high quality desserts. His products are now sold in supermarkets throughout the UK and in Europe.
Having worked for BA and Thomas Cook, Tony joined Easyjet as Sales and Marketing Director helping build the company into what it is today, before moving to Egg Bank.
Guardian columnist and author, Guy`s expertise lies in the use of creativity in business. Guy is a popular conference speaker on innovation and branding.
Business strategist, marketing and creative speaker and author, Jeanie is the creator of the 4 phase process - THINKING W.I.D.E. Jeanie believes the most valuable asset is the minds of your people.
DR MAX BLUMBERG
Dr Max Blumberg is a well known corporate psychologist, business consultant and speaker. Max looks at personal branding, the importance of HR to organisations and how they can be transformed.
Entrepreneur, BJ launched DEATH Cigarettes, which later led to him setting up a Brands Agency, which included such clients as B&Q, Nokia and Volkswagen.
Karen Darby is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Simply Switch. Karen has over 20 years experience as a public and business speaker.
Tim Drake is a leading entrepreneur and Chair of 3 Think Tanks for leading companies in the sports sector. A popular business speaker.
The founder of Red Letter Days, Rachel is one of the UK's leading female entrepreneurs. Rachel also appeared on the series Dragons Den.
Barry is the former Chairman & CEO of Burger King, before retiring to become a successful author and founder of Infinite Ideas.
Founder of Coffee Republic with her brother, Sahar is a popular business speaker on the corporate circuit. A successful author with a new business venture - Skinny Candy.
Carl Hopkins is a successful businessman and appeared on Channel 4's "The Secret Millionaire". Well established, tough talking mentor and investor.
Founder of Great Guns Marketing, Liz`s story is all the more remarkable as she is totally blind. Recently appeared on the Secret Millionaire on Channel 4.
Luke Johnson is the chairman of Channel 4 and formerly in control of Pizza Express. He is also the part owner of Superbrands & Giraffe Restaurants.
Michelle is a highly successful entrepreneur, and founder of MJM International, which makes the Ultimo Brand. Won "World Young Business Achiever Award" in 2000.
A successful businesswoman in the leisure industry and entrepreneur, Deborah is known to many for her appearances on Dragons Den.
Mary is one of the UK's foremost authorities on retailing and brand communication. Her TV series was a huge success and Mary is founder of Yellowdoor, a leading creative agency.
Gerald ran Ratners Jewellers which by 1990 made profits of £120m. Following a widely reported gaffe he was forced to sell the business. Gerald has clawed his way back with a new business venture.
Richard is one of the co-founders of Innocent Drinks, the number one smoothie brand in the UK, a multi award winning business.
Former President of Virgin Galactic, Will is at the hub of one of the most exciting business ventures - commercial space travel. Will was the Virgin Groups Brand Development Director.
Tim Waterstone is the founder of the hugely successful book chain "Waterstones". One the UK`s leading entrepreneurs and business speakers.