Book it before I snuff it. The fabulous, uplifting and above all, enterprising “BE MORE HAPPIPRENEUR” Show.
People work best when they feel good about themselves. Help yourself and your leaders, team, family, friends and work colleagues to BE MORE HAPPIPRENEUR.
Everyone can BE MORE HAPPIPRENEUR.
Being happy and enterprising for 80% or more of your time at work is attainable and it feels great.
My famous and not-so-famous friends are living proof of happipreneurship in action.
Our Happipreneurship philosophy was 26 years in the making and 2 years in the interviewing and writing.
Everyone can “Be More Happipreneur”!
PLEASE BOOK MY INSPIRING, ENTERTAINING AND JOYFUL “BE MORE HAPPIPRENEUR” SHOW FOR YOUR NEXT COMMUNITY, EMPLOYEES, CUSTOMERS, MEMBERS GET-TOGETHER, EXHIBITION, FORUM, CONFERENCE, FESTIVAL OR NETWORKING EVENT
OR WITH YOUR OWN VIP PANEL ADD A Q&A FOR A 2-HOUR STAND-ALONE UNIQUELY SPECIAL EVENT.
About Tony and his one-man, one-hour show
Tony Robinson OBE is an award-winning conference speaker, multiple business owner, campaigner and writer on leadership, happy workplaces, enterprise and entrepreneurship.
He is the Chair of Yorkshire in Business Limited (YIB) and all his work in the UK and overseas is in collaboration with Yorkshire in Business Limited. He is also the Patron of the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank (JCYEB) and a Director of the National Organisation for Responsible Businesses (ORB).
He is known nationally and internationally as the #MicroBizMatters Champion and has run his own businesses and has founded national enterprise support organisations with his business partner, Clare Francis, for over three decades.
“Be More Happipreneur!” is the fun and inspiring, one-man, one-hour Show of the 5* best-selling book ‘The Happipreneur’.
Happipreneurs are happy, enterprising people making a positive difference in every workplace.
Some are business owners; some are self-employed; some are side-hustlers, some are leaders; some are famous entrepreneurs but many are just the most valuable, game-changing, employees in the whole wide world.
His book and show help everyone to Be More Happipreneur.
Every organisation, of every size, in the private, public and third sectors needs enterprising people to succeed.
Do you lead or value or enjoy being with enterprising people?
Could you fill a theatre, a conference room, a hall, a cafe, a pub or a field with enterprising people?
Do you have employees, customers; suppliers, a network, a community, colleagues, friends and family that might like to learn how to BE MORE HAPPIPRENEUR?
“If you’re lucky enough to have Tony in your corner you’re going to succeed” Tim Campbell MBE, Entrepreneur, Star of The Apprentice and its first winner.
“If you want someone to tell you the truth go to the ‘dickhead’ in the red-feathered hat” Brad Burton, Entrepreneur and the UK’s Number One Motivational Speaker
“Massive thanks Tony Robinson OBE for being such a great champion for business owners.” Kanya King CBE
“Dazzling” Susan Frenk, Principal of St Aidan’s College, Durham University
“Inspiring” Ian Cass, CEO, Forum of Private Business
The “Be More Happipreneur!” Show
Every company, institution, organisation and individual can benefit from Happipreneurship.
In Company, In University, In College, In Theatres, In Clubs, In Conference Rooms, In Pubs, In Hotels, In Festival Spaces – virtual or inside or outside – all I need is a mic and an audience who will enjoy being or helping others to be more Happipreneur.
The show is interactive and lasts at least one hour. Often the show fits into a conference programme. Sometimes the host, the host’s VIP panellists and I form a Q&A Panel at the end. This gives up to two hours, with a break, for a very special breakfast, lunchtime or evening event.
I donate 25% of my fee (see below) and £2 per copy sold of “The Happipreneur” to #MacmillanCancerSupport for which charity I SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED 70 x 7 mile+ runs, including my 8th consecutive Great North Run and the Yorkshire Marathon, for my 70th year.
The first ‘Be More Happipreneur’ show was in August 2021, at the Coventry University Campus in my home town of Scarborough.
The next show was in South Shields. Another packed house in the Tap Room of a Brewery. They enjoyed it so much that they stayed from 5 pm to 11 pm.
The BIGGEST virtual show to date was in 2022 for the International Association of Bookkeepers and the Organisation for Responsible Business. It was amazing and loads of fun. It was helped by having an enthusiastic, small live audience too. We were streaming from Yorkshire in Business’ Explore Indie & The Grind Cafe/Pop-Up Shops in Scarborough.
After the show, we had a fab Q&A Panel which included Janet Jack, CEO of IAB, Jill Poet, CEO ORB, Jenn Crowther CEO Yorkshire in Business and Fabian Hamilton MP, President of IAB.
I’m loving all the amazing venues for the show.
Coventry University and Durham University were unexpected delights and I love the theatres and conference stages. But I love the very informal venues like the Brewery in South Shields and The Grind Cafe/Explore Indie in Scarborough too.
The Tipi (a big wigwam) in the Open Air Theatre in my home town of Scarborough as part of our 2-day #MicroBizMatters Festival was very special. After the show, my Happipreneur friends and I networked with all the delegates at a fabulous evening party with DJ. My thanks to Adam Corbally (The Apprentice); Lorraine Allman (Enterprising Child), Ruairi Devlin (Ireland and UK Micro Business Awards), Emily Whitehead (Simply Great Britain), Jenn Crowther (Founder/CEO – Yorkshire in Business) and Ian Farrar (CEO-Far North).
The last show of 2022 was held at St Aiden’s College, Durham University – it was fabulous – thank you.
2023 is devoted to running Be More Happipreneur Shows and spreading happipreneurship throughout the towns and cities of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Please host this one-hour, interactive Show – your delegates will love it.
Virtual and live shows, indoors or outdoors, will be performed throughout 2023. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
TONY’s JOYFUL SHOW
– Is entertaining and of great value to all leaders, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, side-hustlers, start-ups, prospective and existing self-employed people, and small and micro business owners who want to be, or help someone else to be, more enterprising and happier in their work.
– Tony Robinson OBE is an award-winning, professional speaker and the author of 11 books – business, satire and fiction. He is the Chair of Yorkshire in Business, a multiple business owner and founder of 3 national entrepreneur support organisations.
– Tony and his co-author Taryn Lee Johnston created the philosophy of Happipreneurship in the new ‘Small is Beautiful’ – the 5* rated ‘The Happipreneur’. Enterprising people everywhere are now benefiting from this approach to working life.
— the show is a great philosophy and history lesson too. Charles Dickens is Tony’s role model Happipreneur but he features many new, young Happipreneurs and some of the famous entrepreneurs he’s met and still learns from. They include Tim Campbell MBE (The Apprentice and wrote the 5-page introduction to ‘The Happipreneur’), Kanya King CBE (his inspiration), Charlie Mullins OBE his #MicroBizMatters Tsar, Sir Jim Ratcliffe (his schoolmate) and Lord Sugar (once a client).
– Tony is Chair of Yorkshire in Business and a judge for the most prestigious top 3 national entrepreneur and micro business awards and he is able to give examples of the new entrepreneurs to watch and learn from that are happipreneurs too.
– Tony explains how key decisions in his riches-to-rags journey allowed him to stumble into an evermore happier and more enterprising work life.
– Guaranteed to be joyful, inspiring, unique and fun. As Brad Burton, the UK’s Number One Motivational Speaker says on the book cover “If you want the truth go to the ‘Dickhead’ in the red-feathered hat”.
Tony’s ‘Be More Happipreneur!’ talk, interviews, articles, posts, podcasts, radio and television explain why every size and type of organisation needs leaders willing to learn from business owners that are happipreneurs. All enterprising people can choose to be Happipreneurs.
At least four out of five #startups adopting the Happipreneurship philosophy will survive their first three years of trading.
Happipreneurs are successful in life and in an enterprise. They build happy and high-impact teams, avoid damaging stress, innovate, collaborate and, most importantly happily, control their own destiny in the long term.
Whether, you’re a freelancer, or a multi-billionaire like Tony’s school friend, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Happipreneurship is a business and life philosophy worth considering for yourself and enabling in others.
Here’s a YouTube Playlist on ‘The Happipreneur’ Book and Show https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtjrZd-iLQ4bXbdnubdIfj0AlT5rTEZD6
HAPPIPRENEURSHIP IS A PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY
The Happipreneur was two years in the making. Taryn Lee Johnston and Tony Robinson OBE have updated the philosophy and business principles underpinning Schumacher’s influential work, Small is Beautiful.
Rather than produce a set of recommendations for policymakers the co-authors, with contributions from many well-known entrepreneurs, have written a practical guide of the values and actions which empower enterprising people.
Schumacher wrote about ‘economics as if people mattered’ but The Happipreneur is about ‘enterprise as if people cared’. What are the benefits to long-term innovation, collaboration, survival, growth, health, fulfilment and happiness through enabling others to be enterprising and useful to others?
Check out the 5* reviews, testimonials and media coverage of The Happipreneur and ‘Happipreneurship talks. Leaders, parents, teachers, academics, students and all who wish to help people be more enterprising love it.
Tony’s enterprising and happipreneurship life story is less important than what he has learned from interviewing and working alongside the well-known entrepreneurs he most admires.
Every leader, employee, prospective #startup, side hostler, business owner, FTSE100 CEO and Small Business Minister from now to eternity should have a copy.
The book and the talk are an uplifting story and guide which describe the benefits of leading and enabling happy and fulfilled enterprising lives.
‘The Happipreneur‘ is available in all good bookstores including Waterstones, Foyles, WH Smith and Amazon But if you would like the book personally signed by Tony then here it is!
Purchase a copy here at £12.95 each including post & packing in the UK.
Companies, business schools, social enterprises or public agencies wishing to buy quantities signed by the authors (not personalised) can email me and I will pass onto Chronos Publishing. These can be gifted to customers, suppliers and colleagues or used for fundraising. Minimum quantity is 25. Prices: 25 – £300; 50- £550; 100- £1000.
Prospective hosts of the ‘Be More Happipreneur?’ show, journalists and book reviewers wishing to be sent a FREE copy of “The Happipreneur” should email me stating your name and organisation and the likely date of a show or likely date the review will appear in your media.
Fees: Tony’s Show can feature at your event, indoors or outdoors, for £1000 plus rail travel and hotel expenses. £250 of the show fee is donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Shows have been run for just a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support; on a share of the ticket sales basis or a ‘pay what you can’ basis. In all cases, low-cost train travel and low-cost hotel accommodation, if necessary, must be paid for in advance of the Show.
The important thing is to spread the ‘Be More Happipreneur’ message to as many enterprising people as we can.
Articles are £150 for 1000 words.
Virtual Shows, Interviews & Corporate TV Appearances are £450 for up to 2 hours including Q&A.
Please contact Tony directly at email@example.com
Tony is an inspirational speaker topping the bill for over thirty years.
All of Tony’s work and Shows are in collaboration with Yorkshire in Business Limited.
For a shorter fee paid, keynote speaking engagements on; enterprising leadership, start-ups, enterprise, entrepreneurship, small business owner survival and growth, small business support policy and negotiating excellence please contact Hilary Dunne, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.