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Dr Liz Jackson MBE

Marketing expert and entrepreneur Liz Jackson founded Great Guns at only 25 and went blind the same year. She is a truly inspirational motivational speaker who addresses a number of themes including, overcoming adversity, innovation, leadership, teamwork, diversity and communication.


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Motivational speaker Liz Jackson MBE is an inspirational figure.  She has an extraordinary story, as many would have discovered when she was featured in Channel 4’s ‘Secret Millionaire.’  Honored by Her Majesty the Queen, Liz was awarded an MBE in the 2007 for services to business. In 2012 she was bestowed with an honorary doctorate by Staffordshire University for her business achievements and inspiring others. She is also an accomplished author having published StartUp!  This provides invaluable help and advice to entrepreneurs everywhere.


Initially Liz ran her own award-winning company, Great Guns Marketing, for 17 years. Incredibly she launched this business the year she lost her eyesight.  She is now the Sales & Marketing Director for leading business sale advisor BCMS.   Here she interacts with business owners as they plan to scale up their companies and consider succession.

Liz also hosts and facilitates The Fellows Group.  This is a vibrant network of over 200 entrepreneurs who have successfully transacted through BCMS.  As a result the network aims to connect individuals who have all been through the unique process of selling a business.

Motivational speaker

As a seasoned businesswoman, Liz can talk on any of the following topics.  She can deliver presentations as either a keynote speaker or as part of a panel both live and online:

• Leadership and management
• Overcoming adversity
• The importance of networking
• Diversity and inclusion

“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.”
Rebecca Stevenson.

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.” Karen Gill, Everywoman.

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.” Penina Shepherd, Acumen Law.

“Her story-telling approach is funny, interesting, aspiring as well as inspiring. I would highly recommend either hiring Liz as a speaker or making sure you go and hear her speak!” Narinder Uppal, Director, Chartered Management Institute.

A joy to work with and her story is amazingly motivational. Talks with passion and a real enthusiasm for business. Truly inspirational.” We do Marketing.

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