Speaker Bio

Roger Harrop

Roger has spent over 25 years leading international businesses, including a plc, which puts him in a unique position to deal with present-day business challenges.

Based in Oxford in the UK, he’s an international business growth speaker who inspires and entertains audiences with his acclaimed Staying in the Helicopter® programmes. Over 20,000 CEOs, business leaders and others have achieved transformational change through his thought-provoking, entertaining talks laced with real-life stories and humour.

Roger is also an author, business advisor, mentor, consultant and independent director.

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He has unusually wide leadership experience … from small start-ups to multinationals … and from high-tech products to basic commodities, people-based service businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

Roger spent seven years as Group Chief Executive of a FTSE quoted, high-tech industrial group with 12 sites across 4 continents. The UK Government mentioned it in its ‘Competitiveness’ White Paper. The US Forbes magazine included the group among its list of the top 100 overseas companies. Two business schools have used it as a benchmark case study on culture change and business re-engineering.

Roger has tutored on a leading leadership and team-building programme for over 25 years. He’s a keen windsurfer, mountain biker and classic car enthusiast.

Accreditations

  • Chartered Engineer
  • Member of The Global Speakers Federation
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Liveryman with The Worshipful Company of Marketors
  • Fellow, member of the Board and Past President of the Professional Speakers Association
  • Accredited SME business advisor and Fellow of The Institute for Independent Business
  • Former Vice-President and Fellow of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Ranked in the top 10 of Management & Strategy speakers worldwide
  • Winner of the Professional Speaking Award of Excellence
  • Certified Speaking Professional Global

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My programmes
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Electrify your Profitability™

This Masterclass is simply your business laid bare - with startling results. You will learn the secrets and gain the tools and you will demonstrate how to electrify your profitability.

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Electrify your Profitability™

Outline:

This workshop is new to Vistage in 2017 and has been run very successfully with CEOs and top teams around the world.

This Masterclass is simply your business laid bare - with startling results.

You will learn the secrets and gain the tools and you will demonstrate how to electrify your profitability.

It will:

  • Cajole you
  • Inspire you
  • Provoke you
  • Embarrass you
  • Motivate you
  • Remind you

No business speak, no academic theories - just the simple common sense of business.

Are you ready?”

PLEASE NOTE: Electrify your Profitability™ can only be booked if the group has worked with Roger before as this is when attendees will receive the best value from his workshop.

Added July 2017.

Staying in the Helicopter® - the key to profitable growth

It is important that as a key leader you take time out, step back from the business and review your strategy. Regain your Focus - Hone your Strategy - Propel your Organisation Forward.

Read more

Staying in the Helicopter® - the key to profitable growth

~Part of the Staying in the Helicopter® Masterclass Series.

It is important today that as a key leader of your organisation you take time out, step back from the business and review your strategy. Here is the opportunity for you to take a look from the Helicopter.

Regain your Focus - Hone your Strategy - Propel your Organisation Forward.

Outline:
This highly interactive and participation driven workshop is set to stimulate and challenge you to think as a strategic leader. By incorporating your own experiences and comments linked to those of the speaker, this programme will allow you to gain a fresh perspective on your business and discover how you can significantly contribute further to the success and growth of your organisation.

Packed with business simulation exercises, group discussions, team sharing, proven real world strategies, practical business models, relevant stories and simple techniques, this workshop has been carefully structured to ensure there is real action learning - practical and effective. We are positive that you will find this experience insightful and invaluable.

This workshop will:

  • Receive a copy of Roger’s highly acclaimed book  “Staying in the Helicopter® – The Key to Profitable Growth” ISBN 0-9549586-1-6.
  • Receive a detailed Delegate Checklist - acts a gauge of the organisation’s growth and a reminder of the action steps to take to bring your organisation to the next level.
  • Complete a Profitable Growth Matrix™ - taking into consideration what you believe is achievable in a your company – or a typical company for the next full financial year.

Outcomes:
This workshop is centered on two main themes of “Staying in the Helicopter” and “Keeping it Simple” will show you how you can:

  • Explore every aspect of your business and yet maintain a laser beam focus on the ‘big picture’.
  • Identify and concentrate on the really important business issues;
  • Improve your own effectiveness.
  • Achieve significant growth in sales and profits.
  • Take away practical action learning that will successfully impact your business and your own personal life when implemented.
  • More than 20,000 business leaders and others have gone through Roger’s Masterclasses and achieved transformational growth in both profits and revenues using the secrets and tools learned at the programme.

 Suitable for a retreat and keynote.

WIN! How to succeed in the new game of business

This highly interactive workshop is set to stimulate and challenge you to think about the fundamentals of your business, it will take you out of your comfort zone, make you think and is guaranteed to result in you taking immediate actions for the benefit of your business.

Read more

WIN! How to succeed in the new game of business

Outline:

These really are the most exciting of times for business!

The world of business has changed: nothing is a given any more and the playing fields are being levelled - not only between small and larger organisations, but also internationally.

Winning businesses are those focused on the new fundamentals - linked to an innate ability to adapt and be fleet of foot facilitated by the ultilisation of the latest technology which is arriving at eye watering speeds. Recent times have jolted organisations back to the fundamentals. Every business leader – whether they are running a small or large business, service or manufacturing, the professions, not-for-profit, government or NGO needs to understand and then focus mercilessly on the new basics of business, to ensure sustained success.

The role of the successful Leader today has also been redefined - with an ability to spend time in the helicopter whilst keeping it simple - at the core.

This Masterclass explores those fundamentals of business - any business - and the new role of the business leader whilst keeping it practical and not departing into the realms of complexity and business school speak. It will enable you to embark upon a high level of thinking about the organisation and your pivotal role in its new future.

This enlightening and hard hitting Masterclass will take you out of your comfort zone, will make you think and is guaranteed to result in you taking immediate actions for the benefit of your business.

Methodology: 

This highly interactive and participation driven Masterclass is set to stimulate and challenge you to think about the fundamentals of your business. By incorporating your own experiences and comments linked to those of the speaker, this programme will allow you to gain a fresh perspective and discover how you can significantly contribute further to the success and growth of yourself and your organisation.

Packed with the lessons from global research, group discussions, team sharing, proven real world strategies, practical business models, relevant stories and simple techniques, this Masterclass has been carefully structured to ensure there is real action learning - practical and effective.

Suitable for a retreat and keynote.

Sparkling Sales in Good Times or Bad

This workshop will help you to a higher level of thinking about your market and your customers. You will think differently about how to gain and grow sales, customers and how to manage sales people effectively.

Read more

Sparkling Sales in Good Times or Bad

~Part of the Staying in the Helicopter® Masterclass Series.

“Most Sales and Marketing Managers focus on the wrong things”

In these new times we are in it’s having a high quality of thinking about the fundamentals of your business that can pay dividends and it’s focusing on  the basics that’s the secret of success for winning companies.

This workshop will:

  • Help you to a higher level of thinking about your market and your customers.
  • Show you how to double sales - but in a way you will not have seen before.
  • Allow you to properly evaluate your marketing and sales professionals at every level.
  • Result in your sales growth moving to a new level.
  • Give you the opportunity to take a look at your Sales and Marketing activities from the Helicopter like never before.

What makes the workshop unique:

This workshop doesn’t just make sales people think again about how they can effectively do their job but maybe more importantly Sales Managers, Directors, VPs and business leaders also.

The business of growing sales has changed but remains fundamentally simple.

You will think differently about how to gain and grow sales - how to gain and grow customers and how to really really manage sales people effectively. It will turn some of your preconceptions on their head.

No business speak, no academic theories but proven effective common sense.

Packed with the lessons from international research, group discussions, team sharing, proven real world strategies, practical business models, relevant stories and simple techniques, this workshop has been carefully structured to ensure there is real action learning - practical and effective. You will find this experience insightful and invaluable.

Electrify your Profitability™

This Masterclass is simply your business laid bare - with startling results. You will learn the secrets and gain the tools and you will demonstrate how to electrify your profitability.

Read more

Electrify your Profitability™

Outline:

This workshop is new to Vistage in 2017 and has been run very successfully with CEOs and top teams around the world.

This Masterclass is simply your business laid bare - with startling results.

You will learn the secrets and gain the tools and you will demonstrate how to electrify your profitability.

It will:

  • Cajole you
  • Inspire you
  • Provoke you
  • Embarrass you
  • Motivate you
  • Remind you

No business speak, no academic theories - just the simple common sense of business.

Are you ready?”

PLEASE NOTE: Electrify your Profitability™ can only be booked if the group has worked with Roger before as this is when attendees will receive the best value from his workshop.

Added July 2017.

Staying in the Helicopter® - the key to profitable growth

It is important that as a key leader you take time out, step back from the business and review your strategy. Regain your Focus - Hone your Strategy - Propel your Organisation Forward.

Read more

Staying in the Helicopter® - the key to profitable growth

~Part of the Staying in the Helicopter® Masterclass Series.

It is important today that as a key leader of your organisation you take time out, step back from the business and review your strategy. Here is the opportunity for you to take a look from the Helicopter.

Regain your Focus - Hone your Strategy - Propel your Organisation Forward.

Outline:
This highly interactive and participation driven workshop is set to stimulate and challenge you to think as a strategic leader. By incorporating your own experiences and comments linked to those of the speaker, this programme will allow you to gain a fresh perspective on your business and discover how you can significantly contribute further to the success and growth of your organisation.

Packed with business simulation exercises, group discussions, team sharing, proven real world strategies, practical business models, relevant stories and simple techniques, this workshop has been carefully structured to ensure there is real action learning - practical and effective. We are positive that you will find this experience insightful and invaluable.

This workshop will:

  • Receive a copy of Roger’s highly acclaimed book  “Staying in the Helicopter® – The Key to Profitable Growth” ISBN 0-9549586-1-6.
  • Receive a detailed Delegate Checklist - acts a gauge of the organisation’s growth and a reminder of the action steps to take to bring your organisation to the next level.
  • Complete a Profitable Growth Matrix™ - taking into consideration what you believe is achievable in a your company – or a typical company for the next full financial year.

Outcomes:
This workshop is centered on two main themes of “Staying in the Helicopter” and “Keeping it Simple” will show you how you can:

  • Explore every aspect of your business and yet maintain a laser beam focus on the ‘big picture’.
  • Identify and concentrate on the really important business issues;
  • Improve your own effectiveness.
  • Achieve significant growth in sales and profits.
  • Take away practical action learning that will successfully impact your business and your own personal life when implemented.
  • More than 20,000 business leaders and others have gone through Roger’s Masterclasses and achieved transformational growth in both profits and revenues using the secrets and tools learned at the programme.

 Suitable for a retreat and keynote.

WIN! How to succeed in the new game of business

This highly interactive workshop is set to stimulate and challenge you to think about the fundamentals of your business, it will take you out of your comfort zone, make you think and is guaranteed to result in you taking immediate actions for the benefit of your business.

Read more

WIN! How to succeed in the new game of business

Outline:

These really are the most exciting of times for business!

The world of business has changed: nothing is a given any more and the playing fields are being levelled - not only between small and larger organisations, but also internationally.

Winning businesses are those focused on the new fundamentals - linked to an innate ability to adapt and be fleet of foot facilitated by the ultilisation of the latest technology which is arriving at eye watering speeds. Recent times have jolted organisations back to the fundamentals. Every business leader – whether they are running a small or large business, service or manufacturing, the professions, not-for-profit, government or NGO needs to understand and then focus mercilessly on the new basics of business, to ensure sustained success.

The role of the successful Leader today has also been redefined - with an ability to spend time in the helicopter whilst keeping it simple - at the core.

This Masterclass explores those fundamentals of business - any business - and the new role of the business leader whilst keeping it practical and not departing into the realms of complexity and business school speak. It will enable you to embark upon a high level of thinking about the organisation and your pivotal role in its new future.

This enlightening and hard hitting Masterclass will take you out of your comfort zone, will make you think and is guaranteed to result in you taking immediate actions for the benefit of your business.

Methodology: 

This highly interactive and participation driven Masterclass is set to stimulate and challenge you to think about the fundamentals of your business. By incorporating your own experiences and comments linked to those of the speaker, this programme will allow you to gain a fresh perspective and discover how you can significantly contribute further to the success and growth of yourself and your organisation.

Packed with the lessons from global research, group discussions, team sharing, proven real world strategies, practical business models, relevant stories and simple techniques, this Masterclass has been carefully structured to ensure there is real action learning - practical and effective.

Suitable for a retreat and keynote.

Sparkling Sales in Good Times or Bad

This workshop will help you to a higher level of thinking about your market and your customers. You will think differently about how to gain and grow sales, customers and how to manage sales people effectively.

Read more

Sparkling Sales in Good Times or Bad

~Part of the Staying in the Helicopter® Masterclass Series.

“Most Sales and Marketing Managers focus on the wrong things”

In these new times we are in it’s having a high quality of thinking about the fundamentals of your business that can pay dividends and it’s focusing on  the basics that’s the secret of success for winning companies.

This workshop will:

  • Help you to a higher level of thinking about your market and your customers.
  • Show you how to double sales - but in a way you will not have seen before.
  • Allow you to properly evaluate your marketing and sales professionals at every level.
  • Result in your sales growth moving to a new level.
  • Give you the opportunity to take a look at your Sales and Marketing activities from the Helicopter like never before.

What makes the workshop unique:

This workshop doesn’t just make sales people think again about how they can effectively do their job but maybe more importantly Sales Managers, Directors, VPs and business leaders also.

The business of growing sales has changed but remains fundamentally simple.

You will think differently about how to gain and grow sales - how to gain and grow customers and how to really really manage sales people effectively. It will turn some of your preconceptions on their head.

No business speak, no academic theories but proven effective common sense.

Packed with the lessons from international research, group discussions, team sharing, proven real world strategies, practical business models, relevant stories and simple techniques, this workshop has been carefully structured to ensure there is real action learning - practical and effective. You will find this experience insightful and invaluable.

Electrify your Profitability™

This Masterclass is simply your business laid bare - with startling results. You will learn the secrets and gain the tools and you will demonstrate how to electrify your profitability.

Read more

Electrify your Profitability™

Outline:

This workshop is new to Vistage in 2017 and has been run very successfully with CEOs and top teams around the world.

This Masterclass is simply your business laid bare - with startling results.

You will learn the secrets and gain the tools and you will demonstrate how to electrify your profitability.

It will:

  • Cajole you
  • Inspire you
  • Provoke you
  • Embarrass you
  • Motivate you
  • Remind you

No business speak, no academic theories - just the simple common sense of business.

Are you ready?”

PLEASE NOTE: Electrify your Profitability™ can only be booked if the group has worked with Roger before as this is when attendees will receive the best value from his workshop.

Added July 2017.

Staying in the Helicopter® - the key to profitable growth

It is important that as a key leader you take time out, step back from the business and review your strategy. Regain your Focus - Hone your Strategy - Propel your Organisation Forward.

Read more

Staying in the Helicopter® - the key to profitable growth

~Part of the Staying in the Helicopter® Masterclass Series.

It is important today that as a key leader of your organisation you take time out, step back from the business and review your strategy. Here is the opportunity for you to take a look from the Helicopter.

Regain your Focus - Hone your Strategy - Propel your Organisation Forward.

Outline:
This highly interactive and participation driven workshop is set to stimulate and challenge you to think as a strategic leader. By incorporating your own experiences and comments linked to those of the speaker, this programme will allow you to gain a fresh perspective on your business and discover how you can significantly contribute further to the success and growth of your organisation.

Packed with business simulation exercises, group discussions, team sharing, proven real world strategies, practical business models, relevant stories and simple techniques, this workshop has been carefully structured to ensure there is real action learning - practical and effective. We are positive that you will find this experience insightful and invaluable.

This workshop will:

  • Receive a copy of Roger’s highly acclaimed book  “Staying in the Helicopter® – The Key to Profitable Growth” ISBN 0-9549586-1-6.
  • Receive a detailed Delegate Checklist - acts a gauge of the organisation’s growth and a reminder of the action steps to take to bring your organisation to the next level.
  • Complete a Profitable Growth Matrix™ - taking into consideration what you believe is achievable in a your company – or a typical company for the next full financial year.

Outcomes:
This workshop is centered on two main themes of “Staying in the Helicopter” and “Keeping it Simple” will show you how you can:

  • Explore every aspect of your business and yet maintain a laser beam focus on the ‘big picture’.
  • Identify and concentrate on the really important business issues;
  • Improve your own effectiveness.
  • Achieve significant growth in sales and profits.
  • Take away practical action learning that will successfully impact your business and your own personal life when implemented.
  • More than 20,000 business leaders and others have gone through Roger’s Masterclasses and achieved transformational growth in both profits and revenues using the secrets and tools learned at the programme.

 Suitable for a retreat and keynote.

WIN! How to succeed in the new game of business

This highly interactive workshop is set to stimulate and challenge you to think about the fundamentals of your business, it will take you out of your comfort zone, make you think and is guaranteed to result in you taking immediate actions for the benefit of your business.

Read more

WIN! How to succeed in the new game of business

Outline:

These really are the most exciting of times for business!

The world of business has changed: nothing is a given any more and the playing fields are being levelled - not only between small and larger organisations, but also internationally.

Winning businesses are those focused on the new fundamentals - linked to an innate ability to adapt and be fleet of foot facilitated by the ultilisation of the latest technology which is arriving at eye watering speeds. Recent times have jolted organisations back to the fundamentals. Every business leader – whether they are running a small or large business, service or manufacturing, the professions, not-for-profit, government or NGO needs to understand and then focus mercilessly on the new basics of business, to ensure sustained success.

The role of the successful Leader today has also been redefined - with an ability to spend time in the helicopter whilst keeping it simple - at the core.

This Masterclass explores those fundamentals of business - any business - and the new role of the business leader whilst keeping it practical and not departing into the realms of complexity and business school speak. It will enable you to embark upon a high level of thinking about the organisation and your pivotal role in its new future.

This enlightening and hard hitting Masterclass will take you out of your comfort zone, will make you think and is guaranteed to result in you taking immediate actions for the benefit of your business.

Methodology: 

This highly interactive and participation driven Masterclass is set to stimulate and challenge you to think about the fundamentals of your business. By incorporating your own experiences and comments linked to those of the speaker, this programme will allow you to gain a fresh perspective and discover how you can significantly contribute further to the success and growth of yourself and your organisation.

Packed with the lessons from global research, group discussions, team sharing, proven real world strategies, practical business models, relevant stories and simple techniques, this Masterclass has been carefully structured to ensure there is real action learning - practical and effective.

Suitable for a retreat and keynote.

Sparkling Sales in Good Times or Bad

This workshop will help you to a higher level of thinking about your market and your customers. You will think differently about how to gain and grow sales, customers and how to manage sales people effectively.

Read more

Sparkling Sales in Good Times or Bad

~Part of the Staying in the Helicopter® Masterclass Series.

“Most Sales and Marketing Managers focus on the wrong things”

In these new times we are in it’s having a high quality of thinking about the fundamentals of your business that can pay dividends and it’s focusing on  the basics that’s the secret of success for winning companies.

This workshop will:

  • Help you to a higher level of thinking about your market and your customers.
  • Show you how to double sales - but in a way you will not have seen before.
  • Allow you to properly evaluate your marketing and sales professionals at every level.
  • Result in your sales growth moving to a new level.
  • Give you the opportunity to take a look at your Sales and Marketing activities from the Helicopter like never before.

What makes the workshop unique:

This workshop doesn’t just make sales people think again about how they can effectively do their job but maybe more importantly Sales Managers, Directors, VPs and business leaders also.

The business of growing sales has changed but remains fundamentally simple.

You will think differently about how to gain and grow sales - how to gain and grow customers and how to really really manage sales people effectively. It will turn some of your preconceptions on their head.

No business speak, no academic theories but proven effective common sense.

Packed with the lessons from international research, group discussions, team sharing, proven real world strategies, practical business models, relevant stories and simple techniques, this workshop has been carefully structured to ensure there is real action learning - practical and effective. You will find this experience insightful and invaluable.

Electrify your Profitability™

This Masterclass is simply your business laid bare - with startling results. You will learn the secrets and gain the tools and you will demonstrate how to electrify your profitability.

Read more

Electrify your Profitability™

Outline:

This workshop is new to Vistage in 2017 and has been run very successfully with CEOs and top teams around the world.

This Masterclass is simply your business laid bare - with startling results.

You will learn the secrets and gain the tools and you will demonstrate how to electrify your profitability.

It will:

  • Cajole you
  • Inspire you
  • Provoke you
  • Embarrass you
  • Motivate you
  • Remind you

No business speak, no academic theories - just the simple common sense of business.

Are you ready?”

PLEASE NOTE: Electrify your Profitability™ can only be booked if the group has worked with Roger before as this is when attendees will receive the best value from his workshop.

Added July 2017.

WIN! How to succeed in the new game of business

This highly interactive workshop is set to stimulate and challenge you to think about the fundamentals of your business, it will take you out of your comfort zone, make you think and is guaranteed to result in you taking immediate actions for the benefit of your business.

Read more

WIN! How to succeed in the new game of business

Outline:

These really are the most exciting of times for business!

The world of business has changed: nothing is a given any more and the playing fields are being levelled - not only between small and larger organisations, but also internationally.

Winning businesses are those focused on the new fundamentals - linked to an innate ability to adapt and be fleet of foot facilitated by the ultilisation of the latest technology which is arriving at eye watering speeds. Recent times have jolted organisations back to the fundamentals. Every business leader – whether they are running a small or large business, service or manufacturing, the professions, not-for-profit, government or NGO needs to understand and then focus mercilessly on the new basics of business, to ensure sustained success.

The role of the successful Leader today has also been redefined - with an ability to spend time in the helicopter whilst keeping it simple - at the core.

This Masterclass explores those fundamentals of business - any business - and the new role of the business leader whilst keeping it practical and not departing into the realms of complexity and business school speak. It will enable you to embark upon a high level of thinking about the organisation and your pivotal role in its new future.

This enlightening and hard hitting Masterclass will take you out of your comfort zone, will make you think and is guaranteed to result in you taking immediate actions for the benefit of your business.

Methodology: 

This highly interactive and participation driven Masterclass is set to stimulate and challenge you to think about the fundamentals of your business. By incorporating your own experiences and comments linked to those of the speaker, this programme will allow you to gain a fresh perspective and discover how you can significantly contribute further to the success and growth of yourself and your organisation.

Packed with the lessons from global research, group discussions, team sharing, proven real world strategies, practical business models, relevant stories and simple techniques, this Masterclass has been carefully structured to ensure there is real action learning - practical and effective.

Suitable for a retreat and keynote.

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