Tim Campbell

Founder of Bright Ideas Trust, Winner of the First Series of The Apprentice & Aide to Lord Alan Sugar

  • Trading Futures Lead & Regional Head of Africa for OSTC Ltd
  • Strategic Diversity & Inclusion Advisor for AMS
  • Director & CEO of Bright Futures Trust
  • Former Mayor’s Ambassador for Training & Enterprise
  • Former Project Manager for Transport for London
  • Winner of The Apprentice 2005 & Integra Project Manager of Amstrad

Discover Tim Campbell’s biography of published work below.

What's Your Bright Idea Tim Campbell
What’s Your Bright Idea? The Journey to Starting Your Own Business

Tim Campbell is a leading businessman, famed for winning The Apprentice first series in 2005. Most recently, in 2022, Tim has become the Aide to Lord Alan Sugar on The Apprentice, joining Karren Brady to help make decisions on the hit BBC show. Having founded his own businesses and advised the Government, Tim is now booked as a speaker for a range of events. With former speaking engagements for the London School of Business, Tim is booked to cover everything from business planning to fintech, diversity and inclusion.

Before reaching the heights of fame on The Apprentice, Tim worked as a Project Manager for Transport for London. After winning the show in 2005, Tim began working as the Integra Project Manager for Amstrad, before founding Bright Ideas Trust in 2007. Working as the CEO and Director, Tim made the social investment fund company successful and helped various people aged between 16 and 30 in starting their own businesses. A renowned businessman, Tim was also selected by Greater London Authority to be the Mayor’s Ambassador for Training & Enterprise.

Currently, Tim is working as the Board Chair of St Bonaventure’s School, a Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Advisor for AMS and a Trading Futures Lead & Regional Head of Africa for OSTC Ltd. Gathering business expertise from Government, recruitment, social enterprise and transport sectors, Tim was able to publish his own book titled What’s Your Bright Idea? The Journey to Starting Your Own Business – earning recognition as one of Amazon’s Top 10 Business Books of 2010.

Having worked a diverse and successful career, Tim is now booked as a speaker for a range of events. In demand as a conference facilitator, keynote or after dinner speaker, Tim enriches all with his entrepreneurial journey from transport manager to business owner. Experienced in everything from business planning to event management, Tim will leave audiences with actionable takeaways. Also passionate about diversity and inclusion within business, Tim is booked as a D&I speaker to raise awareness of the importance of representation in business and recruiting diverse talent. When looking for an engaging, thought-provoking and inspirational D&I speaker, don’t hesitate in booking Tim Campbell.

Official Testimonials

Tim Campbell is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Tim was an excellent speaker. Very interesting story and clearly very passionate about what he does”

Centre for Business

“He was absolutely brilliant and a pleasure to work with! The audience really took to him and everything he said was so interesting!”

Institution of Engineering & Technology

“Tim was very well received – he is a great speaker who can engage with his audience. His anecdotal approach is one that appeals and the audience could relate to. Tim spoke with conviction and sincerity and communicated his passion and commitment in both a moving and profound way. At the completion of a physical development scheme, it is often the case that launches declaim the building rather than the use. Tim’s contribution put people back into the frame and provided an uplifting and inspiring finish to the event.”

London Thames Gateway Development Corporation

To enquire about Tim Campbell for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@diversity-inclusion-speakers.com or call a booking agent on 0203 9816 297.