Business Excellence Forum & Awards 2018

Connect, Inspire, Celebrate!


8 Speakers… 2 Days… 1 Unforgettable Event!

The Business Excellence Forum and Awards is a premium 2-day event packed with global thought leaders sharing their secrets of business success.

“A truly excellent conference – educational, inspirational, motivating and fun.”
– Michelle Roberts, The Creative Marketer

“Every UK business owner needs to be at this Business Excellence Forum.”
– Christopher Watkin, Denton House

“Excellent conference that has given tools to transform our business.”
– Renee Mcckay, Tax Assist Accountants

“A day of magnificent learning! As business owners we have a responsibility to be the best we can be for the sake of our employees their families and the wider community. Today has given me the opportunity to fulfil that.”
– Gary Potter, GBP Coaching Ltd

Why Should You Attend The Business Excellence Forum?

1. Elevate your business know-how…
Get effective strategies on business planning, team building, leadership and more.

2. Expand your network…
Socialise with fellow business owners, entrepreneurs and business coaches from all over the globe with the same goal in mind.

3. Rank among the best…
Join the ranks of elite companies and individuals by entering for a chance to bring home a Business Excellence Award, presented by Brad Sugars in person.

4. Hear global thought leaders…
The Business Excellence Forum offers you the opportunity to hear some of the world’s leading business owners and entrepreneurs speak.

5. Experience Brad Sugars on stage…
As the world’s number 1 business coach, Brad Sugars live on stage is not to be missed.

6. Experience a great social event…
It’s not all work and no play, enjoy the awards dinner and celebrate success.

Event Details & Registration 

Places are filling up fast for the Business Excellence Forum! Register yourself, your spouse and your team TODAY.
26th April – 27th April 2018

ACC BT Convention Centre, ACC  Liverpool Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool,
Merseyside, L3 4FP

£587 + VAT
Business Excellence Forum 2018 Full Conference & Awards Dinner 
£100 + VAT
Business Excellence Forum 2018 Social Package




Kenny Dalglish

Kenny Dalglish is Scotland’s most capped player and top-scoring player of all time. Dalglish’s trophies and awards include the Ballon d’Or Silver Award in 1983, the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 1983, and the FWA Footballer of the Year in 1979 & 1983; Dalglish won a further three First Divisions and two FA Cups as Player-Manager of Liverpool before leading Blackburn Rovers to the Premier League in 1995.

Kenny has received praise for both his footballing career and subsequent charity work. He was awarded an MBE in 2009 and in 2011, Ulster University gave him an honorary degree for his services to football, charity and national identity.

Baroness Karren Brady of Knightsbridge CBE

Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge CBE is one of the most influential, high profile and respected female business leaders in the UK. Voted Business Woman of the Year, Ultimate Entrepreneur and rated among the 50 most inspirational people in the world, she is passionate about business and the promotion of women in business in the UK.

Karren is one of the most sought after speakers in the world and has worked in over 30 countries, motivating and advising global businesses through her award-winning speeches. She is also author of Sunday Times best-selling autobiography Strong Woman. She is a true inspiration, appearing on the BBC’s The Apprentice and is a leading voice, contributor and commentator on business affairs and news programmes.

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Andy Bounds

It’s not what you say that counts. It’s what people do differently after you’ve said it.

Awarded the title Britain’s Sales Trainer of the Year, and described by AstraZeneca’s Global Communication Director as “a genius, whose advice can’t be ignored,” Andy’s insights stem from the fact his Mother is blind. It is this which has given him a lifetime’s experience of communicating from someone else’s point of view… so critical when seeking to persuade others.

Andy’s three books ‘Top Dog: Impress and influence everyone you meet,’ ‘The Snowball Effect: Communication techniques to make you unstoppable’ and ‘The Jelly Effect: How to make your communication stick’ are all international best-sellers. In fact, ‘The Jelly Effect’ was only kept off Amazon’s #1 spot by Harry Potter!

Andy has spoken in over 35 countries, to audiences of all sizes. He has delivered keynotes at the Professional Speakers Association conference, as well as for blue-chip companies, Governments, professional bodies and business experts.

Sharon Lechter CPA, CGMA

Sharon is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist, international speaker and mentor. Her numerous affiliations surround her passion for education and financial literacy. Influencing entrepreneurs, organisations, families, and individuals to achieve their financial and entrepreneurial goals and do it responsibly is at the core of who Sharon is.

In cooperation with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Sharon released Save Wisely, Spend Happily. And with the Napoleon Hill Foundation, she released three block buster books: ‘Think and Grow Rich-Three Feet from Gold’, ‘Outwitting the Devi’ and ‘Think and Grow Rich for Women’. As CEO of Rich Dad and co-author of the international bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad, along with 14 other books in the Rich Dad series, she grew this brand into an international phenomenon. 

As CEO of Rich Dad for over 10 years, and co-author of the international bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad, along with 14 other books in the Rich Dad series, she grew this brand into an international phenomenon.

In 2008 Sharon was appointed to the first President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. The Council served both President Bush and President Obama advising them on the need for financial literacy education. In 2009 Sharon was appointed to the National CPA Financial Literacy Commission as a national spokesperson on the topic of financial literacy and was reappointed in 2014.

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Michael Heppell

Michael Heppell is the Sunday Times No.1 International best-selling author of 6 books including How to Be Brilliant and Flip It. Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans commented, ‘I’ve read loads of self-help books… this is the simplest, this is the best’

But his passion is presenting. He has been described as, ‘One of the top 3 professional speakers in the world’. He works with individuals and organisations who are dissatisfied with being good and have a desire to be brilliant.

Through his events and coaching Michael has worked with everyone from category B prisoners to business leaders; from Premiership footballers to TV personalities. Davina McCall credits Michael as ‘The person who, in one hour, changed my life’.

Michael works with his wife and business partner Christine, and in 2001 they set a goal ‘To positively influence 1 million lives’. Through presentations, training, books, audio programmes and coaching they hit this target several years ago and now have the goal to positively influence everyone they connect with.

Jim Lawless

Jim Lawless, author of ‘Taming Tigers’ is the only authority on personal development to have risked his life to prove beyond doubt that his theories deliver outstanding results. In 2003 he transformed himself from non-riding, unfit consultant to jockey in 12 months and broke the British freediving depth record, becoming the first Briton to pass the 100m barrier in 2010.

Jim has advised businesses across the globe on creating and delivering cultural change. He has designed and implemented programmes for companies including Apple, Barclaycard, Atos, AXA and BT.

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Marc Hogan

Marc Hogan is an ex-sales and marketing professional with over 14 years experience, his Funny Business and Inspirational Communication programmes  have inspired  ten’s of thousands of people to seek out new opportunities, tackle challenges & improve their communication and influencing skills.

Funny Business is his personal and inspirational journey into comedy, complete with setbacks, triumphs and even a few tears and tantrums, Marc will share his keys to success  and will inspire you to see new possibilities and will teach you how to take personal action to achieve your goals. You will leave the room energised and empowered, ready to take on whatever lies ahead.

Brad Sugars

ActionCOACH Founder and Chairman Brad Sugars is recognised as the world’s number 1 business coach. Brad has always been entrepreneurial. Even from a very young age, Brad was an entrepreneur. He displayed a natural curiosity for how to work smarter and get measurable results. When still at university, Brad Sugars ran several small businesses.

Brad’s mission is to deliver business training and education to as many people as possible with the ultimate goal of having a Business Coach in every business.

Brad doesn’t just teach theory. All of his business teaching is based on his own personal experience owning all or part of 50 businesses in his 20+ years of experience running companies and investing.

Authoring books has been another rewarding way for Brad to share his knowledge with others. Brad’s authored 16 books on business and investing, with 4 becoming international best sellers.


The Business Excellence Forum & Awards

This prestigious Business Excellence Forum & Awards Ceremony honours the accomplishments, achievements, value and contributions of small businesses and their owners worldwide…
“the best of the best” in pro-growth small business practices and outstanding entrepreneurial results in an exciting setting of innovation, networking, education and incredible results.

Entry Deadline

The entry deadline is 28th February, 2017.
Entries received past the stated deadline will be ineligible.

How to submit your entries

Submit this form via email to:
OR by standard mail c/o ActionCOACH at the address below.

Broadlands Manor,
Peckleton Lane,
Leicester Forest West,
Le9 9QU

Download the Award Applications Here: 

Please click on the appropriate award titles to download the entry form. If you are using a Mac, please open the PDF with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC you can download the software here.

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 Event Details & Registration 

Places are filling up fast! Register yourself, your spouse and your team TODAY

26th April – 27th April 2018 

ACC BT Convention Centre, ACC Liverpool Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Merseyside, L3 4FP

£587 + VAT
BEF 2018 Full Conference & Awards Dinner

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