Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones

'the black farmer'


A motivational speaker specialising in business management, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones says that the term “poor boy done good” describes him best – going from Jamaica to inner city Birmingham and then to owning his own farming business.

Falling in love with the outdoors and with nurturing plants from a very early age, Wilfred managed to become a producer and director for the BBC and is credited with bringing into our living rooms such celebrity chefs as Antony Worrall-Thompson, Gordon Ramsay, James Martin and Brian Turner.

The motivational speaker then set up his own food and drink marketing company in London and, after acquiring a small farm in Devon, created the popular Black Farmer brand of foods.

The truly inspirational Wilfred says: “Flavours without Frontiers – the promise offered by my products – also goes some way to sum up my personality. I will not be confined by race, convention or tradition. I have strong opinions on issues such as rural affairs, justice for small producers and giving young people more opportunity.”

On being a motivational speaker, Wilfred says: “I love talking to all sorts of groups – from young farmers, colleges and prisons to huge private organisations and government departments. I also often chair committees, run workshops and take part on discussion panels. I am so encouraged that my own life story is able to inspire and motivate others.”

To book motivational speaker Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones for your next private event, corporate event or conference, contact Champions Motivational Speakers via our online form or call us on +44 1509 85 29 27.

  • Business Management Speaker
  • Farming
  • Ethical Business
  • Motivation
  • Sales & Marketing

“Thank you for making our awards evening such a success. A significant number of individuals commented to me that they found your talk to be both interesting and inspirational. To have positive comments from such a diverse audience is an indication of how your presence enhanced the event for all who were present.” – Havering College

“You were a big hit with the parents, children and staff – a real achievement to be able to address such a varied (and demanding) group of people! As I’d seen you ‘in action’ before, I knew your story would appeal and I really do think you were an inspiration to the entire audience on the day – thank you.” – St Margaret’s Preparatory School

“Thank you for doing such a brilliant job at the Swan Housing Event.”

“Can you pass on my thanks to Wilfred, the talk was very successful and has stimulated quite a lot of debate!” – Kingston Maurward College

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