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Lara Morgan, Inspirational Speaker,  Founder Pacific Direct, Entrepreneur

Lara Morgan is widely known for building her own leading global licensing business, Pacific Direct. Over 17 years, she made luxury toiletry products for YSL, Bulgari, Penhaligons, Aveda, The White Company, Elemis and many others. In 2008, she sold her majority shareholding for £20million.

Lara Morgan now invests her time in fast growth companies and driving great British innovations such as Company Shortcuts, dryrobe, KitBrix and GATE8-luggage. She is also works with UKTI as an Export Ambassador. Having previously exported to 110 countries with Pacific Direct Lara Morgan knows the world of exports inside out! She's also an expert in leadership and developing talent having learnt through her own experiences of employing 500 employees in an open, fast growth sales culture.

Lara  Morgan is a high impact, memorable and well respected speaker with a practical open and approachable style. She is a proven multi-cultural business leader who only speaks from experience and with a palpable conviction and honesty about the mistakes she has made. A powerful communicator, Lara Morgan leaves an indelible impression but always gives massive take-away knowledge, ready to apply and add significant value in any engagement. 

Lara Morgan has been a finalist in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur three times and was a finalist in the Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year Awards.  She is the author of the Amazon bestselling business book, 'More Balls Than Most' and was a co-founder of Start Up Britain. A proud mother of three, Lara Morgan is also a regular commentator on current affairs and business issues with Sky News and BBC News, and has also appeared on the BBC2's 'The Apprentice: You're Fired' show. Taking it all in her stride, Lara Morgan also manages to stay fit competing in triathlons, including the World Triathlon Championships!

Lara Morgan  has delivered talks in many formats, including after-dinner speeches, lunchtime salons, management off-sites, trade events, board briefings, motivational events and public seminars.

Lara Morgan's speaking topics include: 

Relentless sales and marketing

Creating a culture of winning

The competitive game of international business

Leadership

Innovation and product development

Maximizing value by planning your exit – you don't have to sell it!

Inspiration to sustain entrepreneurship

Growing your business

The importance of ventures and partnerships

The Pacific story of success

Lara Morgan, Inspirational Speaker,   Founder Pacific Direct, Entrepreneur

Lara Morgan  Founder Pacific Direct, Entrepreneur


Lara Morgan began to develop the skills of an entrepreneur at an early age! Lara Morgan's parents lived and worked in Hong Kong. Lara Morgan credits her understanding of business to her  independent childhood and the example of  ‘leaders by example’ .set by her parents.

Lara Morgan  finished school at the age of 18 fully expecting to attend university. However, that same year her father was declared bankrupt. As a result, she  went for an interview. At 18 she taught myself the art of sales, and by 21 she was managing a Yellow Pages sales team in 6 countries in the Gulf.

In 1991,aged just 23, I Lara Morgan started her first business, Pacific Direct Ltd, which manufactured and sold brand licensed toiletries and amenities to the hotel industry. Seventeen years later, she sold her  majority share (99%) in 2008 for the sum of £20million.

Lara Morgan. is now the Founder of CompanyShortcuts.com, a source of practical advice and frameworks to enable businesses leaders to achieve accelerated growth.

Lara Morgan is  passionate about Leadership, Self and Employee Motivation and  Business Growth 

Lara Morgan now invests her time in fast growth companies and driving great British innovations such as Company Shortcuts, dryrobe, KitBrix and GATE8-luggage. She is also works with UKTI as an Export Ambassador. Having previously exported to 110 countries with Pacific Direct Lara Morgan knows the world of exports inside out! She's also an expert in leadership and developing talent having learnt through her own experiences of employing 500 employees in an open, fast growth sales culture.

Lara Morgan Inspirational Speaker Founder Pacific Direct, Entrepreneur

It was great to have a self-starter like Lara Morgan share her experiences with us.  Hearing first hand Lara talk about the challenging situations she throws herself into and her willingness to find a way to succeed is an inspiration to us all.  It goes to show that by having will and determination, you can achieve anything. 

Overall, a great presentation with humour and insight. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

Bank of Cyprus UK  July 2016


“Lara Morgan is a straight talking, down to earth businesswomen who shares her journey in a compelling manner that the audience loves.  Taking Pacific Direct from her first sale at the Dorchester Hotel to a £20m business in 18 years (retaining 99% ownership along the way), Lara Morgan has so many valuable lessons to share with entrepreneurs and business people alike.  

Charlotte Mason - Co Chair at INSEAD UK Alumni Entrepreneurs Group

 “I have heard Lara Morgan  speak at her book launch at Coutts & Co (“More Balls Than Most” – a great read), London Business School E100 club and latterly at the INSEAD Alumni Entrepreneurs Group – Lara always delights her audience.  She is a master of explaining international business growth strategies, difficult negotiations and complex exit terms in a language that everyone understands.  If you seek a panellist, speaker or keynote, I can’t recommend Lara Morgan highly enough!” 

Simon McNeill-Ritchie, Managing Director at Franchising Works:

“Lara Morgan is that rarest of individuals – a highly successful entrepreneur who has distilled the lessons learned along her journey and is able to share them with others embarking on their own. If you don’t have the time, money or inclination for a ‘real-life’ MBA, then listen to Lara.Morgan” 

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