Neil Laughton – Keynote Speaker

Award winning entrepreneur and world record breaking adventurer

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Specialist Subjects

  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Risk & Reward
  • Planning & Preparation
  • Fear & Adversity
  • Innovation & Change
  • Peak Performance
  • Change
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Unlimited Fun, Financial Prosperity & Successful Projects


  • English


Neil Laughton is a successful business entrepreneur, multiple Guinness World Record breaking adventurer and a former Royal Marine Commando, helicopter pilot and Special Forces Officer.

During a varied business career he founded company’s in property development, construction, commercial interiors and office furniture, which were bought by a FTSE 100 in 2011. Since then Neil has focused on helping business leaders become more inspirational and their teams to deliver exceptional performance. He is the CEO of Laughton & Co Ltd, Director of Floating Developments Ltd, Founder of the Penny Farthing Club and Vice-President of the charity Scientific Exploration Society.

Neil has a passion for travel, sport and adventure. He has organised and led more than 50 expeditions on 7 continents – by land, sea and air. He summited Mt Everest with Bear Grylls, circumnavigated the UK & Ireland on a jet ski and he piloted the world’s first road legal flying car on a 10,000 km journey from London to Timbuktu and across the Sahara Desert.

Business leaders today are grappling with an ever-changing commercial landscape, never ending financial pressures and often employee engagement challenges. What is needed are inspirational leaders at many levels in the organisation and to deliver exceptional team performance if a company is to survive and thrive.

Neil has been a leadership and team development consultant for 10 years and a company director for 27. His business, military and expedition leadership experiences enable him to help people develop a more entrepreneurial and adventurous mindset, adopt good leadership and team-working principles and build a culture of trust and respect. It’s a concept he calls ‘Team Leadership’.

Neil has been delivering keynote speeches, workshops and experiential programmes internationally since 1996, to organisations including American Express, B&Q, BP, British Airways, Coca Cola, Network Rail, NHS, TEDx and Virgin Atlantic. Whether to a small group of business leaders in a Boardroom or an auditorium of thousands, Neil tailors every speaking engagement to fit the client’s brief so he’s a safe pair of hands for any meeting professional or event organiser.

Neil’s new book ‘Adventureholic – Extraordinary journeys on seven continents by land, sea and air’ will be published on 12th October 2023.

Popular Talks by Neil Laughton

Leadership & Teamwork

An example of good leadership and teamwork during an audacious journey in a Flying Car. Theories that help develop inspirational leaders and teams to deliver exceptional performance

Risk & Reward

Featuring a story of disaster & triumph on Mt Everest

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