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Robert Craven

Robert Craven

International business speaker, author & business growth consultant.

Robert Craven is a sought-after international business speaker whose no-nonsense approach to business growth has helped countless businesses develop and thrive.

One of the UK’s best-known and most sought-after speakers, Robert Craven enthusiastically shares his no-nonsense approach with audiences.

Robert spent five years running training and consultancy programmes for entrepreneurial businesses at Warwick Business School and he has been running his own consultancy since 1998.

Robert’s work on marketing and strategy has been widely published and acted upon by thousands of growing businesses, and his track record at helping businesses is highly impressive. Added to this his vast experience at board level, Robert adds value to all the businesses he works with.

As a speaker, Robert shows you and your team what you need to do to grow and develop your business, delivering his message in a straight, honest, and frank way.  He is not full of theoretical rhetoric; instead he offers practical solutions, helping companies as they face the challenges of growth, showing them how to develop and implement strategies that focus on customers and profitability, leading to tangible business results.

Alongside his speaking engagements, Robert runs The Directors’ Centre, an award-winning management consultancy company. He does consulting work for and acts as a personal mentor to the leaders of a number of fast-growing businesses in the UK, most of whom have won awards for their exceptional business performance. Recent clients include: AirBus, Barclays, Land Rover, Jaguar, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Warwick and Cranfield Business Schools, E.ON, Nando’s, Serco, Tenon, Post Office Counters, Dept for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS), Virgin, Ritz Carlton, and Sandals.   


    Keynote Topics:

    • Creating Fans: Customers and the Customer Experience
    • Building and Delivering a Strategy that Works
    • Making Marketing Work: Winning and Keeping Customers
    • Running and Growing the Professional Service Firm
    • So Many Questions: Commercialising the Public Sector
    • More Profit: How to Significantly Increase Sales and Profit
    • Kick-Start Your Business: 100 Days to a Leaner, Fitter Organisation.
    • Ten Things to Do in the Next Ten Days to Increase Sales, Profit, Cash & Customers
    • Grow Your Service Firm: How to Run and Grow a Profitable Service Firm


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