Margaret Manning – CEO of Reading Room, Female Entrepreneur of the Year and Keynote Business Speaker.
Margaret Manning is one of the UK’s most successful business personalities, Female Entrepreneur of the Year and CEO of award winning digital communications agency – Reading Room.
Margaret Manning established Reading Room in the humble beginnings of a north London flat with a staff of just two. Today, her company employs over 150 people in London and Australia and was the Sunday Times’ highest ranking Digital Communications Agency in 2007 and 2008.
A well-respected figure in new media, Margaret sits on several boards and committees, including IPA’s Digital Media Committee and The Media Society. She has also received countless awards including Fast Growth Business Awards’ Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Lloyds TSB First Woman in Science and Technology, CEO of the UK’s Fastest Growing Independent Digital Agency (Design Week) and Digital Marketing Agency of the Year (Impact Awards).
In recent years Margaret Manning has had huge success delivering keynote speeches on a wide range of subjects including:
- Women in Business
- The Digital Industry
- Web 2.0
- Risk in Business
As CEO of a top ten global agency (Interactive Media Awards), Margaret knows exactly what it takes to create and build a global, successful and, ultimately, happy business. It is this expertise and ‘no-nonsense’, pragmatic approach that gives her and an unparalleled ability to instil a real sense of aspiration in listeners and her outstanding oratorical skills ensure an informative, exciting and memorable occasion.
Among the institutions that Margaret Manning has recently spoken include The London School of Economics, The Internet Advertising Bureau, The Institute of Directors, The Chartered Management Institute and The IDM. She has also spoken at Internet World (in London and Sydney). Margaret has also been asked to judge prestigious awards including The Fast Growing Business Awards, The First Women Awards, AIMIA, Fresh Digital Awards, .Net Awards and the DADDI Awards.
Margaret’s expertise and business insight frequently demands media attention and she has written for both national and trade press as well as commenting on BBC Radio4.