Lara Morgan is the founder of Pacific Direct – a global licensing business.
Lara founded Pacific Direct Ltd – her first business at the age of 23 in 1991.
Pacific Direct is the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of branded amenities to the luxury hotel and cruise markets. The ‘brand boutique’ concept – miniature versions of luxury retail branded toiletry products was a first in the hotel industry,
Seventeen years later in 2008 Lara sold her majority share (99%) for the sum of £20million.
“I was inspired by Lara’s practical and at the same time, her no-holds-barred and irreverent approach to presenting. Her talk visibly charmed and appealed to young and old, men or women, business beginner or seasoned professional alike”
, Director – Pinkpoppy Strategic Communications
Lara now invests in British brands including:
- Scentered.me – the 100% natural, portable mood therapy brand
- Dryrobe – the ultimate change robe
- Gate8 – lightweight time-saving functional business luggage
- KitBrix – modular sports kit bags.
ActiveBod and Global Amenities Direct are two other companies that Lara has built in line with her portfolio strategy.
Lara has been a finalist in Ernst and Young Entrepreneur three times and was a finalist in the Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year Awards.
She is the author of the Amazon bestselling business book, ‘More Balls Than Most’ and was a co-founder of Start Up Britain.
Lara Morgan is a regular commentator on current affairs and business issues with Sky News and BBC News, and has appeared on the BBC2’s ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’.
Lara also works with UKTI as an Export Ambassador. Having previously exported to 110 countries with Pacific Direct she knows the world of Exports inside out!
She’s also an expert in leadership and developing talent having learnt through her own experiences of employing 500 employees in an open, fast growth sales culture.
Lara Morgan – Keynote Speaker:
Lara is a high impact, memorable and well respected speaker with a practical open and approachable style.
She is a proven multi-cultural business leader who only speaks from experience and with a palpable conviction and honesty about the mistakes she has made.
A powerful communicator, Lara Morgan leaves an indelible impression but always gives massive take-away knowledge, ready to apply and add significant value in any engagement.
Speaking topics include:
- Relentless Sales and Marketing
- Creating a Culture of Winning
- The Competitive Game of International Business
- Innovation and Product Development
- Inspiration to Sustain Entrepreneurship
- Growing your Business
- The Importance of Ventures and Partnerships
- The Pacific Story of Success