Keynote Speaker Martin McCourt

Martin McCourt

Former CEO, Dyson Ltd.

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    United Kingdom (UK)

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Martin McCourt has spent over 35 years working at the heart of British-based manufacturing, design and marketing for quality brands such as Dyson, Mars, Duracell, Toshiba and Pelikan.

Martin was the CEO of Dyson for 15 years, the ideas to market-leading consumer products maker. As CEO, he devised and implemented a strategy that transformed the company from a single product, single market producer into one where 80% of the business comes from over 60 markets around the world.  In that time he increased UK skilled jobs, grew profits to over £300m and enabled James Dyson to keep on inventing.  In 2011 Dyson hit £1bn revenue for the first time.  Martin was directly responsible for the establishment of Dyson subsidiaries in the USA, Japan, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. In total he took Dyson into over 60 markets, achieving market leadership in the majority including the USA.

Martin’s previous experience was in sales and marketing with successful global companies Mars, Duracell, Toshiba and Pelikan.

In 2010 Martin was named UK Business Leader of the Year.

Martin is currently Chairman of Equatex, the foremost supplier of international employee and executive compensation plan services, The Learning Curve Group, providing vocational education and training programmes to a wide range of learners and employers and Venture Founders, a crowd funding platform. He was formerly Chairman of CAP, a market leading provider of vehicle valuation data, new vehicle information and business solutions to the automotive industry, CliniSys Group (CliniSys), the market leading supplier in Europe of clinical laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and D.O.R.C (Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center) a prominent provider of innovative instruments and equipment for ophthalmic surgery.

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Additionally 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 and he is also a Non Executive Director and investor for Headbox, a web based platform which enables the sharing of inspiring places for people to have meetings.


Testimonials 4

  • “We booked Martin to talk at a Client’s internal marketing conference and he was quite simply brilliant. He has an engaging style that finds the perfect balance between being both relaxed and professional. He had the audience’s attention from the off and used a mix of media throughout his presentation to keep them interested and amused throughout. We would most definitely recommend Martin and would be more than happy to use him at future events.”


  • “I think I speak on behalf of all the team here at Deloitte and our guests when I say that Martin was absolutely outstanding – entertaining, inspiring, engaging, humorous – really just everything we were looking for. He made the event special and everyone was talking about him throughout the evening.”


  • “Martin delivered a great speech followed by a Q&A session on his story of Dyson and engaged our participants from the start to the end. His examples were compelling and disruptive, delivering a great message around idea generation and how to behave in a very competitive market. Our leaders really much enjoyed the session and found him very authentic and charismatic.”

    Vodafone Group

  • In short Martin is one of the best after dinner speakers we have had in 17 years. His storytelling gave our guests the ‘take home’ nuggets of advice and inspiration that any good business speaker must provide. He had us all laughing at his turn of phrase and self-deprecating insights.

    The Sunday Times

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