Best4Biz "Question Time" Panel 2016
Speaker and Panelist
Managing Director RPD International
At 19 years old Josh Valman used the internet to create a global manufacturing company. In 2013, just six months after launch, it was valued at over £1 million.
His Company now operates in over 40 countries, allowing businesses of all sizes to access a flexible supply chain, comprising a force of ‘nutters’ including spinal surgeons, nuclear submarine experts, engineers and a global supply chain of manufacturing and logistics power.
As an experienced TED Speaker, Josh explained how to Challenge Convention and use innovation to step outside normal corporate structures.
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Amber Rudd's rise since becoming MP for Hastings and Rye in 2010 has been pretty meteoric. In 2012 she was a member of the Select Committee for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs where she came to the attention of George Osborne and became part of his inner circle as his Parliamentary Private Secretary. In 2013 she became Assistant Whip and then Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
This experience coupled with a background in investment banking and running her own business meant Amber was ready to take charge as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change after the election in May.