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Martin McCourt


Manufacturing Speaker & Design Speaker

Martin McCourt is an experienced speaker on manufacturing, marketing, and design having spent 40 years working at the heart of British-based manufacturing, for Dyson, Mars, Duracell, Toshiba and Pelikan.

Martin is most associated with his time at Dyson where he was CEO for 15 years. It was here he was credited with devising and putting into place strategy that would transform the company from a single product, single market producer into a worldwide brand, with 80% of their business coming from over 60 markets in the world

By 2011 Dyson reached £1billion in revenue for the first time, and subsidiaries were established in the USA, Japan, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. In 2010 Martin was named UK Business Leader of the Year.

Since his time at Dyson, he has been appointed Chairman of Glen Dimplex Group and Chairman of The Learning Curve Group. He has also been Chairman of CAP, CliniSys Group (CliniSys), D.O.R.C (Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center) and Equatex the foremost supplier of international employee and executive compensation plan services.

Martin is on the Board of Your Life, a three-year campaign to ensure young adults in the UK have the maths and science skills needed to succeed in the current competitive global economy.

He is Non-Executive Director for Headbox, and Non-Executive Director of Ideas Britain, a mobile platform which connects young people with great ideas to expert business coaches and brands.


As a keynote speaker, Martin McCourt speaking topics include –

• International Expansion
• Business Growth
• Leadership
• Research & Development
• Business Strategy
• Manufacturing and Engineering
• Innovation
• Manufacturing