Piers Linney is an entrepreneur and investor with experience across a range of sectors including technology, media converged communications, and additive manufacturing. He is probably best known as a former Dragon investor on BBC 2’s Dragons’ Den and from Channel 4’s The Secret Millionaire. Piers is a consummate keynote speaker on topics including entrepreneurship, technology and Diversity and Inclusion.
About Piers Linney
Piers Linney is the Founder and CEO of Moblox, a next generation technology and business tools platform for UK small business owners. Furthermore, he is a well-known champion of entrepreneurship and SMEs and a regular media commentator.
Piers Linney has a professional background as a qualified lawyer specialised in venture capital and in M&A investment banking at Credit Suisse. He was a non-executive director of the UK government’s development bank, British Business Bank during the roll-out of the £90bn Covid-19 business support loan schemes.
Passionate about Equity, Diversity and Equality, Piers has been recognised as one of the UK’s top 100 most influential Black Britons. Additionally, in 2020 he was recognised as one of the UK’s top 20 Ethnic Minority Executives. Piers is an Adviser to Sky and sits on its Diversity Advisory Council.
- Scaling up your Business
- Technology and the Future
- Diversity and inclusion
- Personal Journey
"We invited Piers to talk to our colleagues about diversity and its importance in business at our first ever digital internal conference. We're at the start of our journey when it comes to talking about race and ethnic diversity in the workplace and Piers pitched his session perfectly for our colleagues. His session was informative, insightful and inspiring and garnered fantastic engagement and feedback from colleagues, with several describing it as the best presentation they've seen during their time with the business. We'd have Piers back again in a heartbeat, on any of the wide variety of subjects on which he's an expert."
Lauren, The Very Group
"Piers is an insightful, energetic and entertaining speaker, with thought-provoking ideas and insights based upon his extensive business experience. His vibrance and enthusiasm during his presentation kept the audience engaged from start to end. Not only was he well received by the audience, he was easy and personable to work with, spending extra time listening to the other speakers and interacting with our team and delegates."
Wheller, Director, Segment, Brand & Advocacy Marketing, Cisco EMEAR
"An amazing person and speaker. So popular that we ran out of headphones and space on our exhibition stand! It was an incredible."
Sage (UK) Ltd
"Piers has had the biggest impact of any speaker that we have hosted in the 3 years since we have been running events...Super-efficient and easy to work with in organising, I wouldn't hesitate in working with Piers again."