James Bannerman – Keynote Speaker

'Creative Change Agent' who combines Creativity with Psychology to help businesses innovate

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Specialist Subjects

  • Innovation
  • Business Creativity
  • Enterprise
  • Leadership
  • Organisational Culture
  • Inspiration


  • English


James Bannerman is a creative change agent who combines creativity with psychology to help businesses innovate. As an innovation consultant he has worked with many leading organisations such as Aston Martin, British Airways, Orange, Starbucks, Rolls-Royce, HSBC and Takeda, as well as at the National Space Centre on a mission to Mars.

After the success of Bannerman’s book ‘Genius’, his new book Business Genius! is now available, and is receiving much high praise – “If you have an idea and want to make it happen, this is book for you” (Ray Keane OBE, The Times), “Concentrated book of power” (Tony Buzan, the inventor of Mind Maps), among others. According to Bannerman, you can be a Business Genius, and the good news is that it isn’t that hard. In fact, Business Genius! makes it fun. Inside this book are the secrets to more inner genius at work.

His previous book GENIUS! sets out to increase the number of genius moments in your life and gives simple ways to become instantly smarter. It held the No.5 slot in the WH Smiths ‘non-fiction’ chart throughout the London Olympics 2012 and beyond. It is currently an Amazon Kindle bestseller.

James Bannerman lectures on business innovation, creativity, and enterprise on the MBA programmes at Warwick Business School, Grenoble Ecole de Management, and Oxford Brookes University, where he is currently undertaking a PhD on the impact of lateral thinking upon organisational performance.

Before working with businesses Bannerman was a platinum-selling songwriter, a freelance cartoonist in publications such as Punch, is trained in clinical psychotherapy, and has a masters degree from Edinburgh University in English Literature.

James Bannerman regularly speaks and facilitates at conferences and events around the world. His speeches add a ‘creative edge’ and are entertaining, interactive, thought-invoking, inspirational, pertinent and innovative, both in terms of style and delivery.

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