Laurence Winmill has worked in senior executive positions in advertising, digital media, publishing, automotive and pharmaceuticals and overseen significant business growth and development in those sectors. He has also created numerous start up projects and has a critical understanding of markets, customers and business development.
In 2001 Laurence left the corporate publishing world and after a 3-year spell in pharmaceuticals, he set up on his own. In 2005 he created Swansea Life & Swansea Bay Business Life, two highly successful magazines now fully established in their respective markets, and since acquired by the Trinity Mirror Group.
In 2010 he stepped outside of the publishing bubble and set up a full-service media agency specialising in PR, Advertising & Marketing, with a series of offices along the M4 corridor helping to develop regional campaigns for successful brands in retail, leisure, professional services, automotive and property. Laurence continues to play an active role in this business as CEO.
In 2016 Laurence Winmill took up the role of CEO for David Spear Commercial Vehicles, the UK’s leading LCV dealership specialising in the supply of new and used commercial vehicles across the UK and Ireland. During his tenure the business recorded a revenue increase up 28% in 2017 while achieving unit sales growth of 30%.
The business also won a series of National Awards which recognised the achievements in 2017, including the AutoTrader Digital Click Award for Independent Business Transformation & The Institute of Sales Management BESMA Award for Senior Leadership Team of the Year.
Outside of business management, Laurence Winmill travels extensively as a keynote speaker, talking about his experiences as a business development and people expert. His ability to inspire audiences has resulted in him working with a number of international brands, including P&G, Kellogg’s, Dunelm and Armstrong. He has also penned a book entitled ‘Live Your Life’, which has become an essential guide to personal and business success for many.
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