Kevin Gaskell is a British businessman, coach, explorer and keynote speaker who is available for hire through Champions Motivational Speakers.
Recognised as one of the most capable managers of his generation, Kevin is an energetic and passionate leader with a proven record of managing growth, driving successful turnarounds and delivering substantial improvements in companies already considered to be market leaders.
In 1987 he joined Porsche GB Limited and four years later, at the age of 32, was appointed UK Managing Director. Inheriting a business which was close to bankruptcy he built a world class team to focus the business back to its engineering heritage and turned it into the UK’s most profitable car company.
Kevin then accepted the role of Managing Director of BMW (GB) Ltd in 1996, where he formed a team who challenged themselves to challenge the business. This led to four years of record growth during which sales improved by 40% and profitability increased by 250%.
In 2000, to the surprise of the automotive sector, he left BMW to seek a new challenge as European Chief Executive of CarsDirect.com, an American pioneer in the online sale of cars. He used the opportunity to create Epyx Limited; a business which, in only eight years, became the UK’s leading provider of e-commerce solutions to the automotive fleet sector.
Kevin’s appetite for adventure is equally evident outside business. He celebrated his 40th birthday by climbing on Mount Everest and in 2006 walked unsupported to the North Pole to raise money for Cancer Research. Three years later he then walked, this time with his 18 year old son, to the South Pole to raise more funds for charity.
At public and after dinner speaker events Kevin discusses the management techniques he used to ensure the increased profitability and success of the various automotive companies he has served.
To book Kevin Gaskell as the business management speaker for your automotive event or business conference, contact Champions Motivational Speakers by completing the online form or by telephone on: +44 1509 85 29 27.
- Business Management
- Automotive Industry
- Business Success
- Increasing Profitability