P eter Knight is an international business speaker and coach. He advises CEOs and board members - helping them to design and implement strategies to achieve profitable growth and maximise business value. He also develops learning programmes tailored for the wider business, delivering memorable and motivational workshops that drive performance improvement.


Peter has spoken at 407 events in the UK, Ireland, USA, Australia, Indonesia, UAE, Spain, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal and Estonia, and his speaking awards include UK New Speaker of the Year in 2003, Outstanding Speaker in 2010, Lifetime Speaker Award in 2012 and Businessperson of the Year.


Prior to becoming a speaker Peter ran an award-winning marketing agency and he worked with businesses large and small including First Choice Holidays, David Lloyd Leisure, Moneypenny, Barratt Homes and Halifax. Today he still has several businesses and therefore is very aware of current challenges and opportunities.

“What really matters to me is helping to inspire individuals and teams – no matter their size or experience – to be the best they can be.”


His speaking awards include UK New Speaker of the Year (2003), Outstanding Speaker (2010), Lifetime Speaker Award (2012) and Businessperson of the Year. He is author of the best-selling book, 'HEMP - the Highly Effective Marketing Plan', which has been translated into 11 languages.



Peter's first book 'HEMP - the Highly Effective Marketing Plan' was first published in 2004 by Pearson, is now available in several languages and has topped several Business Book charts. You can get a copy here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Highly-Effective-Marketing-Plan-HEMP/dp/0273687867




Peter speaks about leadership, team and self-motivation, business development and marketing strategy. Many of his presentations are bespoke although several are regularly requested including:

People, Systems, Brand – the three key components every business needs to get right.
HEMP - Highly Effective Marketing Plan – a simple process to truly understand your customers and how to market to them.
Indivisible Life – so-called “work/life balance” is a myth; instead a holistic approach is required combining all dimensions to ensure every year is your best yet.

He is also a qualified NLP master practitioner and facilitator of Steven Covey's 'The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People' and 'Four Roles of Leadership'.


Bob Battye


I've known Peter Knight for over 20 years and seen his workshop grow from strength to strength and it's more relevant in today's market than it has ever been. He provides a wonderful experience, great takeaway value for everyone, delivered with style, enthusiasm and joy. Would I recommend Peter's HEMP workshop? YES 100%! I would describe him as a exceptional individual, one of the most creative business people I have ever had the privilege of knowing, with an enthusiasm for life, business and people that has led him to be awarded businessperson of the year. As a speaker he is the only resource I have had in my groups to score a straight 10! (Vistage average is 8.5). If you ever have the opportunity to meet him or attend one of his talks then you will not be disappointed. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

Dale Norton


Peter devised and delivered an on-going learning programme that helped us to exceed our already ambitious plan resulting in the sale of the business for a record multiple. His inimitable presentation style, knowledge, case studies, enthusiasm and humour make him a valuable asset.

Jamie Cooke


We turned to Peter as our young business started to experience growing pains. He facilitated our business planning process, providing practical advice that helped us galvanise the team behind clear goals. We're delighted to have just been placed 23 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100.

Alan Cook


Peter's Highly Effective Marketing Plan is a great methodology that I believe will improve any company's marketing results. He has just delivered a great workshop for a Regional Vistage gathering of 150+ MD's, CEO's and Directors. Great energy, enthusiasm and engagement in the room and superb feedback from participants. I thoroughly recommend Peter as a keynote speaker.

Rachel Ritson


As an owner of a small business, I found Peter's one-to-one coaching sessions invaluable. Working with Peter has had a dramatic and positive effect on both my professional and personal life.

Simon Whale


Peter Knight is an oddity, there's normally a causal link between doing too much and a drop off in quality. Peter has exploded this myth time and time again, I have no comprehension how he spins so many plates and keeps on delivering the top level of service he's renowned for. I thought I was well connected but Peter makes me look like a hermit, if there's a market leader that he's not acquainted with then I've not heard of them. I first met Peter like most on one of his many speaking gigs, and he was as usual a stand out performer compared to the rest I'd seen, funny and informative he can hold an audience no matter what size. If it's true that you should surround yourself with people better informed and knowledgeable, then Peter needs to be one of that circle. I would urge anyone to listen to Peter as he's going to help your business if you do.

Jeff Hornberger


Peter is an outstanding speaker and has brought some real international credentials to the NAR conference and expo. His presentations always draw a crowd from both the US and the UK, and he has that magic ability to appeal to both audiences. We have invited him back to speak several times and use his presentations as the "benchmark" when we invite other international speakers. He is a highly acclaimed speaker who always gets rave reviews from our attendees.

Sally Shuttleworth

CEO of The Marketing Centre SA

There are few people that attack life with the tenacity and energy that Peter has. Peter is a real teacher, someone with the extraordinary ability to challenge (and hold) everyone he meets, and one of the most memorable speakers and people I have encountered. Working with Peter was one of those lifetime experiences which I talk about to this day. Working with Peter is an adventure....do try to keep up!

Pamela Carpenter


I had the pleasure of selecting and working with Peter at the 2008, 2009 and 2010 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. He is an excellent speaker and always packs a full house. Peter contributed top-quality marketing materials for promoting the conference. I look forward to any opportunity to work with Peter in the future.

Ian Webb

Marketing Director, David Wilson Homes

Peter is simply inspirational. If you need someone with heaps of innovative and intellectual thinking capacity combined with the rare skill and passion that is required to drive a concept through the heart of an organisation, winning hearts and minds along the way then Peter is your man.




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