Timothy Campbell is an entrepreneurial businessman who first became known by the British public after being crowned the winner of the hit BBC series The Apprentice and going on to become the first Project Director of the Health & Beauty division within Sir Alan Sugar’s company, Amstrad PLC. Prior to working for Sir Alan, Tim had a very successful career with London Underground and progressed from a Graduate Trainee to a Senior Marketing Project Manager before applying for the high profile business programme. When he left Amstrad after two years to launch his own business, Sir Alan’s message to Tim was testament to his ability and potential.
“He has been a great asset to the company and I wish him the best of luck for the future. He was the right choice and I will be there to offer any help and guidance should he need it.”
Tim, 31, has gone on to found his own entrepreneurial social enterprise Bright Ideas Trust, a charitable organisation which encourages young budding entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds to start business ventures, by giving them greater access to start-up finance, real business mentors and professional services advisors. Bright Ideas Trust has already generated successful start-ups, much excitement and interest from Corporates and innovative young entrepreneurs alike, not to mention receiving Government backing and praise from Gordon Brown,senior MPs across all political parties and our Prime Minister David Cameron.
Tim is well respected within the business community and has had the pleasure of speaking to several audiences across the country including Ernst & Young, Deutsche Bank, Accenture, Citibank, Department for Work & Pensions, NHS, Conservative Party, The Arts Council, Octopus Investments, NSPCC, J P Morgan, Learning & Skills Council and Morgan Stanley just to name a few. He has shown a talent and ability to actualise his ideas and plans and coupled with his positive outlook on life and what can be achieved by taking a ‘no excuses’ stance his inspirational messages are always well received and sought after.
Tim is fortunate enough to be asked to comment on a variety of topical matters and regularly appears on BBC television and in broadsheet newspapers including most recently the Financial Times. He is the face of the British Library’s campaign to promote their services and has been described as ‘the human face of business’ by one broadsheet newspaper.
Tim has spent much time within various communities and institutions, promoting an entrepreneurial culture and motivating others, particularly the younger generation, to pursue their dreams. He is a Cabinet Office Social Enterprise Ambassador and a Child Ambassador forLondonand was appointed by Beverley Hughes, the Children’s Minister, to focus on the particular problems of the capital’s young people. Tim is also a great supporter of the Jack Petchey Foundation, the ACLT, as well as the NSPCC and Connexions and has received a number of awards including recently being named as one of the Young Guns by Growing Business and fittest entrepreneur by Men’s Fitness!
Tim continues to follow his passions and believes that anything is possible with the right support and the right people.
Tim talks about:
- Risk Taking
- Coping with Change
- Building Self Confidence
- Staying Focused
- Managing Teams
- Entrepreneurial Flair
- Family Values
- Inspiration, Aspiration & Motivation
- Mentors & Mentoring