Liz Jackson MBE
Dr Liz Jackson MBE is an inspirational figure with an extraordinary story, as many would have discovered when she was featured in Channel 4’s ‘Secret Millionaire’. Honoured by Her Majesty the Queen, Liz was awarded an MBE in the 2007 for services to business, and in 2012 she was bestowed with an honorary doctorate by Staffordshire University for her business achievements and inspiring others. Liz is also an accomplished author, having published her book StartUp! which provides invaluable help and advice to entrepreneurs everywhere. After running her own award winning company, Great Guns Marketing, for 17 years – a business which she launched the year she lost her eyesight – Liz is now the Sales & Marketing Director for leading business sale advisor BCMS, where she spends most of her time interacting with business owners as they plan to scale up their companies and consider succession. Liz also hosts and facilitates The Fellows Group, which is a vibrant network of over 200 entrepreneurs who have successfully transacted through BCMS. The network aims to connect individuals who have all been through the unique experience of selling a business.
Liz is an amazingly inspirational speaker and is very much in demand to speak at events across the UK and overseas. Here are a selection of quotes from Liz’s various speaking events:-
- Paul Measures, Legal & General “Liz delivered a keynote speech at our annual conference, which, from all the feedback, absolutely hit the mark. It all comes back to understanding the market and customer’s needs.”
- Rebecca Stevenson “I’d recommend Liz for public speaking. She spoke at our inclusion event, giving some brilliant insights into her career and current success. She was engaging, funny and insightful and left the audience with strong and meaningful messages.”
- Karen Gill, Everywoman “Liz Jackson is in my personal Top Ten of most inspirational female speakers (and I’ve seen loads)… Her delivery is always authentic, and she takes the audience on a journey that you don’t want to end. She is funny, intelligent and most importantly always fresh and relevant.”
- Penina Shepherd, Acumen Law “It is rare for any speaker to hold a room of just under 200 delegates in the palm of their hand throughout their talk, but Liz managed this effortlessly… Not only was she able to capture and hold everyone’s attention, but she also managed to make the room laugh with her as we shared in her aspirations, setbacks, and determination to succeed.”