The Lloyds Bank - National Business Awards UK 2017

13th November 2018

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Sir Mo Farah Confirmed as Headline Speaker of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards

Sir Mo Farah Confirmed as Headline Speaker of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards

30 Oct 2017

Britain’s greatest ever distance runner, Sir Mo Farah, will be the headline speaker at this year’s Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, which will take place on the 14th November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

The multiple Olympic, World and European Champion will address over 1300 of the UK’s business leaders and influencers as part of an overarching awards programme, which will continue the theme of Best of British Ambition. Mo will take part in an on-stage conversation and audience Q&A, which will be hosted by Naga Munchetty of BBC Breakfast.  

Speaking ahead of the event, Mo said: “I’m really looking forward to talking at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. Whether it’s on the athletics track or in business, drive, focus and determination are key to success and we all have to be prepared to work hard to achieve our goals. I can’t wait to swap stories with the guests at the event!”

Mo will share his personal story of how he became Britain’s greatest ever distance runner – which is no mean feat, coming from humble beginnings in Somalia and arriving in England aged just 8 and with very little spoken English. His ambition has played a big role in his success, as he rose through the junior ranks, before setting multiple British and European records as a senior.

He rose to new levels of success in London 2012, when he secured his first double Olympic gold on the now infamous ‘Super Saturday’, which was followed four years later by a further Olympic double in Rio 2016. 

This summer, with a total of four Olympic Golds, six World Championship titles and eight European titles to his name, Mo announced that he was retiring from the athletics track. Going forward, he will be focussing his ambition on his next goal – marathon running, as he sets his sights on the London Marathon 2018. 

In addition to his outstanding athletic career, Mo is also passionate about inspiring the younger generation to get involved in sport and has written a series of children’s books, including Ready, Steady, Mo! and Go, Mo, Go! Monster Mountain Chase.  His ambition to inspire the younger generation to stay active and become future athletes is also recognised by his global ambassador status for Marathon Kids, as well as through his role as an Ambassador of Save the Children UK.   

Now in its 16th year of recognition, the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards is the UK's premier platform for celebrating excellence, innovation and expertise in organisations of all sizes across the public, private and third sectors. The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards is supported by senior government bodies, business leaders and CEOs from the FTSE 100 as well as academics and corporate sponsors. 

To hear Mo’s story and to network with key UK business leaders, ensure you book a table at the awards, book your place at the awards here.

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