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About Roger

"Roger has a remarkable ability to make business simple. No matter what sector, no matter what size, no matter what challen

Roger Harrop BSc(Hons), CEng, FIMechE, FCIM, FInstIB, FPSA, PSAE, CSP Global

Motivational Business Growth Speaker

Roger Harrop has spent over 25 years leading international businesses, including a plc, which puts him in a unique position to deal with present-day business challenges.

Based in Oxford in the UK, he’s an international business growth speaker who inspires and entertains audiences with his acclaimed Staying in the Helicopter® programmes. Over 30,000 CEOs, business leaders and others in nearly 50 countries have achieved transformational change through his thought-provoking, entertaining talks laced with real-life stories and humour.

Roger is also an author, business advisor, mentor, consultant and independent director.

He has been interviewed on CNN, BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg and other national and international TV and radio channels.

He has unusually wide leadership experience … from small start-ups to multinationals … and from high-tech products to basic commodities, people-based service businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

Roger spent seven years as Group Chief Executive of a FTSE quoted, high-tech industrial group with 12 sites across 4 continents. The UK Government mentioned it in its ‘Competitiveness’ White Paper.  The US Forbes magazine included the group among its list of the top 100 overseas companies.  Two business schools have used it as a benchmark case study on culture change and business re-engineering.

Roger has tutored on a leading leadership and teambuilding programme for over 25 years.

He’s a keen mountain biker and classic car enthusiast.

Accreditations      CSPGlobal     PSA Fellow

  • Winner of the Professional Speaking Award of Excellence
  • Twice Speaker of the Year with The Academy for Chief Executives (now Vistage International)
  • Fellow and Past President of the Professional Speakers Association
  • Certified Speaking Professional Global
  • Inducted into The Academy for Chief Executives Speaker Hall of Fame
  • Member of The Global Speakers Federation
  • Liveryman with The Worshipful Company of Marketors
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Fellow and former Vice-President of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Accredited SME business advisor and Fellow of The Institute for Independent Business

 My Values

Aspire Highest 
Black or White rarely Grey
Constant Learning
Customer Experience is King
Enthuse and Entertain
Feed Acorns 
Keep it Simple 
Love Business
Love People
Mr Reliable
See the Fun
Set Highest Standards
Walk the Talk




Here’s What Some People Have Said...

  • What a great morning workshop with Roger. His straight talking and business insights were fantastic and I've already started taking action today! If you want to get your business moving in the right direction then engage someone with the vision and passion who has been there, seen it and done it. You must speak with Roger

    Darren Bartlett MD, Unique Network Solutions Limited

  • Roger’s huge experience, combined with a direct, engaging style makes him a great business speaker and coach. He made a huge impact on our management team and helped us address several serious business issues

    Andrew Shaw CEO, Dubai Cable Company

  • Roger, your presentation was inspirational

    Gary White Partner,CBHC Chartered Accountants LLP

  • Your keynote address was so inspiring and reinforced my belief in myself and my business, re-ignited my passion for the work that I do, and has given me great courage to continue along my journey as an entrepreneur.

    Sonja Sinaswee Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago