Colin Wilkinson is a businessman, retail speaker and entrepreneur who is a best known for his appearance on the BBC television series The Apprentice: You’re Fired and as the founder of Three Sixty Entertainment, a multi-million-pound entertainment production company. An engaging business speaker with expertise in retail and sales, Colin has won awards for his start-up businesses and business management skills; he also has a great deal of experience in fundraising, capital management and marketing, this broad spectrum of knowledge serves to make Wilkinson an excellent and versatile retail speaker.
He has also acted as a strategic consultant and financial backer to a number of successful British start-up businesses. Wilkinson’s talents as a business speaker and advisor have served him exceptionally well thus far, allowing him to become involved with numerous businesses and integral to the development and success of various start-ups, including Eidos PLC/Eidos Technologies Ltd, Energis PLC and the video conferencing company VMC which he started with famous broadcaster, Noel Edmunds.
An enthusiastic and determined businessman Wilkinson began his career whilst still in university and it is this extensive experience and long-standing success that make Wilkinson an incredibly interesting keynote speaker and retail speaker. Wilkinson is a Start-Up Business of the Year award winner and was at one time the youngest Director of a PLC in Britain
Wilkinson holds strong business ethics and this is often applauded by those who both work alongside him and witness his public speeches; in spite of his massive financial and business success, Wilkinson remains very personable and down to earth, with humour and humility possibly the most impressive aspects of his personality that come out in his role as a retail speaker.
Wilkinson's intelligence and accomplishments are often overshadowed by his geniality and generosity, but it is his personal beliefs and decision not to follow the trend of aggressive capitalism and business that sets Wilkinson apart from his contemporaries and mark the longevity of his career, making him such an engaging business speaker.
Listen to Colin sharing some of his wisdom here;
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“Earlier this year Colin Wilkinson helped to mastermind one of the most impressive feats in angel fundraising seen in the UK.” – Emmett Kilduff: MD – CMyPitch Angel Investment Network
“You cannot fail to be convinced by what Colin Wilkinson says when he speaks – he has taken speaking about an opportunity to a new level.” – Modwenna Rease-Mogg: Judge on The Pitch Perfect, & Author: ‘Dragons or Angels: What Investors in Business are Really Like’
“I really enjoyed your talk and the decision theme struck a big chord with me. I realised that every successful thing I’ve done succeeded because I took the plunge.” – Drew Ellis: MD – The Like Minds Club
“Thank you so much for last night. All I’ve had is great feedback. They’re a hard audience to impress but you exceeded all expectations.” –Rob Locke: MD – Yes& Club
“Colin’s talk is absolutely exhilarating. The stories are fabulous. The lessons are timeless. If you want someone who has created numerous businesses from sheer drive and determination to inspire and motivate your audience, Colin is the man.”Jim McLaughlin: MD – Optima Performance Development On The 2009 Business Award:
“The company’s originality, flair, and remarkable rate of growth simply blew the judges away. This inspiring business, and the people behind it, highlights the exceptional talent, ambition and determination that sits at the very heart of the UK’s entrepreneurial community …
… Colin joined the project several years in, but it’s undoubtedly his financing expertise and commercial insight that has turned the production into a phenomenally successful, scalable business.” Sara Rizk, Deputy Editor, startups.co.uk, on the UK Start up Business of the year award