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Sir Richard Needham - Business Leader, Author and Keynote Business Speaker

Sir Richard Needham is currently the transformational Chairman of Avon Rubber Plc, one of the world's leading manufacturers of military respirators; He is also Sir James Dyson's right hand man at Dyson, manufacturer of the world's leading vacuum cleaner. For four years he was Deputy Chairman and was largely responsible for the development of the company's overseas operations in Europe, Russia, Japan, Malaysia, Korea and China. He is now Director for International and Commercial affairs at Dyson.

Sir Richard Needham's experience in both government and business makes him well qualified to talk about turnarounds, risk taking and innovation in the public and private sectors both in the UK and overseas

Book Richard Needham and inspirational and Motivational speaker. Specialising in Risk Management.

Sir Richard Needham - Business Leader, Author and Keynote Business Speaker

Sir Richard Needham is currently the transformational Chairman of Avon Rubber Plc, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of military respirators; He is also Sir James Dyson’s right hand man at Dyson, manufacturer of the world’s leading vacuum cleaner. For four years he was Deputy Chairman and was largely responsible for the development of the company’s overseas operations in Europe, Russia, Japan, Malaysia, Korea and China. He is now Director for International and Commercial affairs at Dyson.

From 1985 to 1992 Richard Needham was the Minister responsible for redesigning and rebuilding Northern Ireland’s shattered towns and cities. He is widely recognised throughout Northern Ireland as the man responsible for turning round and regenerating both the North’s infrastructure and economic base.

He took enormous risks in insisting that Belfast’s bombed out City Centre should be reconstructed in glass, steel and other modern materials. Belfast is now recognised as having one of the finest City Centres and waterfront redevelopments of any city in the UK. In 1992 Richard was promoted to becoming Minister of Trade and became Michael Heseltine’s Deputy. Over three years he overhauled and reinvigorated the whole of Britain’s’ export strategy. He is accepted in Whitehall as Britain’s most successful Minister for Trade since the War. In recognition of his work in Northern Ireland and at the DTI he was made a Privy Counsellor in 1994 and knighted in 1997.

Since leaving politics he was involved in a number of businesses both large and small, including being Chairman of the London Heart Hospital and Biocompatibles PLC, a manufacturer of sophisticated medical devices. He is Chairman of Avon Rubber Plc, International Director at Dyson and was Deputy Chairman of NEC (Europe) Ltd, the Japanese electronic giant.

Richard Needham’s experience in both government and business makes him well qualified to talk about turnarounds, risk taking and innovation in the public and private sectors both in the UK and overseas

Sir Richard Needham - Business Leader, Author and Keynote Business Speaker

“Incredibly relevant, but also very funny. He definitely added value.”
World Business Research 

I have engaged Richard twice now and have been delighted both times. He is very briefable, grasping the point of his session and how he can make the best contribution. His delivery is a scream: relaxed and full of great anecdotes whilst being thoroughly irreverent, and cutting to the chase. All nuggets and no flannel!
Andy, CIO Development

One of the best-received speakers we've had in a long time - Richard was relaxed, very funny (the accents are wonderful!) and very in sightful - and a thoroughly lovely man to boot. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Deborah, Aeolus Group

“We were still talking about Richard late into the evening. He was a great success."

  Qas

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