Robert Craven

One of the UK's most sought-after speakers on entrepreneurship and innovation

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Robert Craven spent five years running training and consultancy programmes for entrepreneurial businesses at Warwick Business School. Running his own consultancy since 1998, he is now one of the UK's best-known and sought-after speakers on entrepreneurship and innovation.

Robert Craven is not full of theoretical rhetoric; he offers practical solutions - tangible business results. Robert's work on marketing and strategy has been widely published and acted upon by thousands of growing businesses.

Robert's track record at helping businesses is very impressive. Add to this his broad experience at board level and you will understand how and why he uniquely adds value to all the businesses that he works with.

Alongside his numerous speaking engagements, Robert personally works with a select list of personal clients, acting as mentor to the managing director or the board. Typically these are fast-growth businesses, most of whom have won awards for their exceptional business performance. Recent clients include AirBus, Barclays, LandRover Jaguar, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Warwick Business School, E.ON, Nando's, Serco, Tenon, Post Office Counters, Dept for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS), Virgin... 

As a speaker, Robert shows you and your team what you need to do to grow and develop your business.

His message works in two directions: he shows growing businesses how to be more businesslike; he shows multinationals how to be more nimble.

Robert delivers his message in a straight, honest and frank way - a way that you and your team will understand.  

He helps companies as they face the challenges of growth, showing how to develop and implement strategies that focus on customers and profitability.

His books have been described as 'truly inspirational' by The Independent.

Sample Speech Topics include:
David And Goliath Work Together! - What small and big business learn from each other
10 Things To Do In The Next Ten Days… (To Increase Sales, Profit, Cash And Customers)
Bright Marketing – Why Should People Bother To Buy From You?
More Profit – How To Significantly Increase Sales And Profit
How To Attract And Retain Brilliant Clients

Robert Craven's Publications
Grow Your Service Firm
Beating the Credit Crunch
Bright Marketing
Kick-Start Your Business
Customer is King


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Considering booking Robert Craven for your event? You may find the following client testimonials and comments helpful. To enquire further about Robert Craven for corporate and private bookings, click here or call us on +44 (0)1372 361 004.

Robert was entertaining, informative, motivating and easy to listen to. He was a key part of a great day with Entrepreneur Country.

Mark Chandler, Entrepreneur Country

I've heard Robert on several occasions and I'm always impressed with his talks. Very inspirational. A master of his craft. Sales motivation at its best. So thank you for speaking at the #NELBExpo

North East London Business Expo

First time I've seen Robert and it certainly won't be the last. Very inspirational, infectiously enthusiastic and with great dry humour. A master of his craft. Sales motivation at its best.

Kevin Eggleton, Victoria MWB

Robert is an inspirational speaker but one who keeps his feet on the ground and never losses site of the audience he is addressing. He just cuts through the 'management speak' and comes up with so many intelligent but common sense approaches. He has a great sense of humour and is never patronising. The highest accolade I can give is that I'd like to persuade him to join our team at the springboard!

Robert Hastings, Ashridge Business School and Barclays seminar

Roberts delivery is knowledgeable, interesting, fast paced and thought provoking. Robert ensures you start focusing on the key issues which can really make a BIG difference to your bottom line.

Ceri Smith, Mastermind Group

Robert Craven says that 'your whole business hinges on what your customer gets from you'. I wholeheartedly agree.

Sir Richard Branson

The Entrepreneurship Guru.

Financial Times

His animated action-packed style demands participation. Robert does not give his audience the option of sitting back and merely reflecting.

Professor David Storey, Warwick Business School

Books and DVDs

Below you'll find products by Robert Craven which may be available for purchase. Click the image to view on Amazon’s website. Clients often like to purchase books and other merchandise as autographed give-aways at events where Robert Craven is appearing. For bulk purchases, please speak with the Booking Agent handling your event.

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