Richard Noble – Keynote Speaker

Scottish entrepreneur who was holder of the land speed record between 1983 and 1997

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Specialist Subjects

  • Teamwork
  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Innovation and Design
  • Risk
  • Corporate Risk


  • English


Richard Noble OBE specialises in taking corporate risks in a risk adverse society. The teams World land speed records have been current for 39 years and generated 81million views on YouTube and at one stage the largest website on the internet . The ThrustSSC supersonic record of 1997 has never been beaten.

Past projects have included two aircraft programmes (ARV Super2 and Farnborough F1 ) both of which made it through the intense challenge of certification and into production.

Finance is always a major problem – but the usual British disadvantage is mitigated by using advanced management structures and high performance flat companies.

In an age where corporate innovation is essential for the countries forward economic performance the experience with the British Govt is not a good one.

But these open IP projects are turning out to be brilliant all age education stimulants on a massive scale.

The latest programme is the development of a 27,000HP water speed record active challenger designed to run in the UK and regain the 44 year old World Record. Current design progress is promising but we are not there yet!

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