Laurence is a charismatic and creative motivational speaker. His best selling book, Live Your Life, A Guide to Personal and Business Success, is ideal for conference delegates. His clear and relatable messages are delivered with a down to earth style. Key themes include peak performance, communication skills, team building, sales & marketing and outstanding customer service.
Laurence has worked in senior executive positions in advertising, digital media, publishing, automotive and pharmaceuticals and overseen significant business growth and development in those sectors. He has also created numerous start up projects and has a critical understanding of markets, customers and business development.
In 2001 Laurence left the corporate publishing world and after a 3-year spell in pharmaceuticals he set up on his own. In 2005 he created Swansea Life & Swansea Bay Business Life, two highly successful magazines now fully established in their respective markets, and since acquired by the Trinity Mirror Group.
In 2010 he stepped outside of the publishing bubble and set up a full-service media agency specialising in PR, Advertising & Marketing, with a series of offices along the M4 corridor helping to develop regional campaigns for successful brands in retail, leisure, professional services, automotive and property. Laurence continues to play an active role in this business as CEO.
In 2016 he took up the role of CEO for David Spear Commercial Vehicles, the UK’s leading LCV dealership specialising in the supply of new and used commercial vehicles across the UK and Ireland. During his tenure the business recorded a revenue increase up 28% in 2017 while achieving unit sales growth of 30%.
The business also won a series of National Awards which recognised the achievements in 2017, including the AutoTrader Digital Click Award for Independent Business Transformation & The Institute of Sales Management BESMA Award for Senior Leadership Team of the Year.
Outside of business management, Laurence travels extensively as a keynote speaker, talking about his experiences as a business development and people expert. His ability to inspire audiences has resulted in him working with a number of international brands, including P&G, Kellogg’s, Dunelm and Armstrong. He has also penned a book entitled ‘Live Your Life’, which has become an essential guide to personal and business success for many.
In his spare time, he relaxes with his family, is an avid Chelsea fan, works out at the gym and enjoys travelling.
Laurence in a tweet: A driven people person, with a passion for words and an ‘anything is possible’ mentality who thrives on new challenges and creativity. Laurence brings experience, reality and authenticity to the audience and is a passionate performer for any workshop or keynote motivational session.
“A fantastic experience, a great all round event hosted by Laurence Winmill” Unum International event at the Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio De Janeiro – Unum UK
Areas of expertise include:
• Presentation skills
• Communication skills
• Understanding First Class Customer Service
• Sales and Sales Management
• Business Development
• Managing People
• Media & Digital Communications
Keynote Speaker / Conference Facilitator
Laurence is a highly talented keynote speaker qualified to entertain, motivate and energise your delegates, as the companies listed below can testify.
If you want your conference rippling with excitement, remembered and successful, then using Laurence as your keynote presenter or facilitator is the surest way to achieve those results.
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A selection of Laurence’s keynote portfolio includes:
• National Association of Interior Specialists
• Williams Medical Supplies
• Armstrong Industries
• Lander Automotive
• Investors in People
• Unum – Rio International Sales Conference
• Marsden Grant International – Barbados International Conference
• Institute of Sales & Management
• Stoke City Football Club
• Dole Foods