Nick Gold

MD - Speakers Corner

Nick Gold

MD - Speakers Corner

Biography

With a firm belief that successful events which deliver maximum ROI for both attendees and organisers can be held anywhere, even a cow shed, Nick Gold draws on his 20+ years consulting experience working with 7,500 speakers and servicing 1,000+ events per year to address the pain-points and opportunities that exist for event professionals.

With a background in the era of the first dotcom boom and bust, and then some more ‘grounded’ work life with a major FTSE100 company in IT and project management, Nick found himself in the mid-1990s looking for the opportunity to grow his own company and create something new.

And so his story with Speakers Corner began. Initially a bespoke entertainment bookings agency, Nick has turned the business into a market-leading speaker bureau and consultancy working with 6,500+ speakers and servicing 1,000+ events each year, which sits at the heart of the events industry

Nick also manages the business with his brother Tim, which also makes him well placed to comment on how family and business can work together!

If he’s not busy enough managing an SME business employing over 20 full-time staff, Nick is also a Director of Speaking Office, a bespoke management company for Speakers and Artists, and a board member and advisor to one of London’s leading restaurant groups, Berber & Q.

Nick’s charitable work includes his position on the Board of Trustees for the award-winning charity, Castlehaven Community Association, where he oversees the Enterprise Development Board.

Nick is a current Governor of the International Association of Speaker Bureaus (IASB) and was formerly the Chairman of the EASB (European Association of Speaker Bureaus). He has been published extensively across UK media outlets, including: The Telegraph, City AM, Huffington Post UK, GQ.com and Raconteur, and has previously spoken at events including Confex, BNC and The Business Show.

Before his Speakers Corner adventure began in the mid-1990s, Nick previously worked in the energy sector at Power Costs Inc. (PCI) and Centrica, where he specialised in project management, business development, business analysis and bid tendering.

A warm character who speaks with passion and authority on content, the events industry and measuring ROI, not to mention entrepreneurship, managing SME’s, creating an inclusive culture and motivating a workforce to go above and beyond, Nick inspires audience interaction with questions from the floor during his sessions and delights in sharing stories with delegates after the talk has finished.

All session by Nick Gold

inSIGHTS Conference

08:00 - 10:00
Peacock Alley

Conference & Cocktails

17:30 - 18:30
Peacock Alley