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Tim Bradshaw

Tim Bradshaw is a former British Army Intelligence Officer and graduate of the renowned Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. His impressive background as a Covert Human Intelligence Officer and Target Acquisition Patrol Soldier allowed him to recruit and run foreign agents worldwide, while influencing the outcome of sensitive and dangerous situations.


About Tim Bradshaw

Tim’s experience in understanding and dealing with pressure and change, effective decision making, and building resilience make him an insightful keynote speaker for audiences worldwide. His impressive and eclectic mix of clients include major companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Deloitte, Knight Frank, Clyde & Co, St James’s Place, and Jaguar Land Rover.


After leaving the British Army, Tim founded Sandstone Communications, an international consultancy firm specialising in leadership and team building. However, he didn’t stop there; in response to the crisis in Ukraine, Tim used his expertise to lead a team that delivered over 15,000 meals, 500 sleeping bags, and 300 trauma kits to those volunteering in an active warzone.

What sets Tim apart is his willingness to go the extra mile. He traveled throughout Ukraine in 2022, teaching volunteers how to effectively utilise trauma first aid skills in high-stress situations. Tim’s knowledge and experience make him an excellent keynote speaker, and his dedication to helping others is an inspiration to all who have had the pleasure of hearing him speak.

Speech Topics

Tim’s keynote topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Decision making under pressure: Ever felt paralysed at the thought of making a decision, or breathless at the consequence of getting a decision wrong. Tim shares the tricks and training used by British Army Intelligence Officer’s to make decisions under pressure when the consequences could be the difference between life and death.   


  • Influencing outcomes: You are about to meet a dangerous stranger and need to win their trust and influence their behaviour. Get it right, you dictate the outcome of the meeting and obtain the critical information you need. Get it wrong, they may kill you. Tim exposes the techniques used to build rapport, reassurance and trust and how this translates into corporate life and creating an environment in which people and teams can thrive and develop.


  • No Change. No Opportunity: Working in intelligence, if there is no change in circumstances or values there is no opportunity. As an Intelligence Officer, Tim actively sought and created changing circumstances, and explains how rather than fearing change, it should be welcomed (by teams and individuals) as an opportunity to adapt, enhance and gain a competitive advantage.


  • Resilience: Imagine performing mental agility tests having been kept awake for two days or being asked to go for a run with no end in sight. Selection to be a Covert Intelligence Officer is designed to test your mental and physical resilience to a level few can imagine. Tim explores and teaches the secrets of how to build resilience, along with the tricks that enable individuals to keep going when all seems lost.
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"Having worked with Tim a number of times at our events, I can happily say one of the best speakers we've ever had. Tim gave a great talk at our summits and has always directly engaged with the room, encouraging lively discussion, making people think."

Senior Content Manager – With Intelligence

"Tim draws with great effect on extensive real-life experience from his military, personal and business background to share practical and often challenging advice on effective approaches to leadership, management and intelligence."

President Scottish Engineering

"Great session with Tim Bradshaw last week. "Intelligence not Information" offered a fresh perspective on building rapport and trust with clients."

Head of L and D and Thrive at Gateley PLC

"Tim steps up in moments of crisis and tirelessly delivers performances that make a positive impact on our business."

Head of Network Mercedes-Benz cars Middle East

"A huge hit with the delegates, it led to us inviting Tim back for several audiences across the business."

General Manager UK at Jaguar Land Rover

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