The Happipreneur is the new Small is Beautiful. Dr Schumacher CBE used essays of his observations on ‘economics as if people mattered’ in his seminal work of 1973, ‘Small is Beautiful’. Tony uses his business journey and the people that he has learned from to update this in a new business philosophy; Happipreneurship – ‘enterprise as if people cared’.   

The talk starts by explaining why Charles Dickens was the greatest Happipreneur of all time and finishes with five traits of many new young entrepreneurs and six great Happipreneurs he has met – Tim Campbell MBE, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Charlie Mullins OBE, Kanya King CBE (Tony’s Inspiration), Chris Percival and Lord Sugar.  

“In a world of very limited role models, Tony is someone worth looking up to.  This book will give you a true sense of the man, his business advice will not steer you wrong and if you’re lucky enough to have Tony in your corner, then you know, you’re going to succeed.” Tim Campbell MBE, Entrepreneur and the first The Apprentice winner. 

Happipreneurship is a new philosophy, developed by Tony over the last ten years, but it is entirely practical, realistic, affordable and fun. Creating something out of nothing to help others is fulfilling for everyone. It leads to happier workplaces and happier lives.

This is a ‘No Notes and No PowerPoint slides’ performance. 

Tony has presented keynotes at hundreds of prestigious venues including Wembley Arena, NEC, Kensington Roof Gardens, Magic Circle, CBI, BAFTA, House of Lords, House of Commons, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Royal Conservatoire Scotland, Landmark Theatre, Live Theatre and on HMS Belfast.

BBC Breakfast with Tony Robinson, professiona business speaker



Most of my Conference and Seminar presentations relate in some way to my passion for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. I have been privileged to speak at many of the most prestigious national and international enterprise conferences, exhibitions and awards ceremonies.

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The talk and show all my efforts are concentrated on are for the widest possible audience.  Everyone can be more enterprising and leaders in all sizes and types of organisation should consider the benefits od enabling an enterprising culture.

My Happipreneurship philosophy is practical, achievable, fulfilling and fun. Not everyone wants to be more enterprising but most people will know someone that they’d like to help turn their passion into income and create something out of nothing.

Ever wondered why multi millionaire and multi billionaire business owners survive and grow over decades and rarely retire?

There is no ‘you must’ or ‘you should’ about this talk I present life truths I’ve learned around the mnemonic VIE  Values, Influence and Enterprise and each individual will decide which of these truths may be of use to them.

It is important for me to entertain and give an uplifting presentation as well as introducing my practical new philosophy – Happipreneurship – to as many people as I can.

Most often, after my 20- 30 minutes talk, there is a hosted Q & A session. I am always flexible to meet the client’s requirements.


My clients have included (apologies for the alphabet soup): Ford, Johnson Controls, Aldermore Bank, American Express, Shell Livewire, Sage UK, Steelcase, Prince, Duo Fast, Sonatest, Avanta, CBI, DSA, CMI, ISBE, IEPC, ILM, British Chambers of Commerce, SFEDI, IAB, CITB, Meat Training Council, FSB, National LSC, NFEA, Business Link CEO Conference, QCA, SQA, Start Up Exhibitions/Seminars, Prince’s Trust, PRIME, Business Clubs, Investors in People UK, Business League, Small is Beautiful Conference, The Business Show, MADE Festival, Yorkshire Coast Enterprise, Hull Youth Enterprise and many government departments, national and regional government bodies.

My most recent talks and shows have been presented in theatres, universities and conference venues in London, Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle, Hull, Northampton, Chesterfield, Devon, Teesside and Yorkshire.

Making Contact

If you require a unique, professional speaker to captivate and inspire your delegates virtually or in-person then contact Tony directly for virtual talks (£350 for up to one hour including hosted Q&A) and for conferences & theatres please contact the speaking agency which represents me:  The Brand Activators; Hilary Dunne, Director at and phone 07506 019114. One virtual ‘Who Wants To Be A Happipreneur?’ talk per month is given FREE  to charities, social enterprises and business owner networks.