Expert in leadership and motivation
Adventurer and former SAS troop commander
“Enthusiastic, clear and engaging. Neil Laughton is not only a Master of Adventure; he is also a Master of Engagement.” – Senergy
Neil Laughton is an entrepreneur and adventurer. He has founded eight companies including an international airline and sold a couple of businesses to a FTSE 100 whilst concurrently organising and leading expeditions all over the world. He currently runs the Business Leadership Academy, the Great Sussex Bath Race and various charitable projects including Flying for Heroes.
He previously served in the Royal Marines and Special Air Service Regiment (21 SAS) before founding a group of companies in the construction industry. He grew the organisation to £40m turnover and then sold the business to Balfour Beatty Plc.
Neil holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Studies, a Certificate in Direction from the Institute of Directors and is a recipient of the Ness Award for “Inspirational leadership” from the Royal Geographical Society.
In his spare time he leads adventurous expeditions all over the world. He has completed the Explorers Grand Slam – climbing the highest mountain on each continent, including Mt. Everest, and skiing to both the Geographic North and South Poles.
Neil has also made twelve first ascents in Greenland, trekked unsupported across South Georgia, circumnavigated the UK on a jet-ski and piloted the world’s first road legal bio-fuelled flying car 10,000 km from London to Timbuktu, including a flight over the Straits of Gibraltar and across the Sahara Desert.
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