Book Michelle Mone OBE
Michelle Mone OBE, global speaker, entrepreneur and women’s fashion advocate, is the founder of Ultimo Brands International, the UK’s leading designer lingerie brand. Her vision is to “help women to look and feel their very best”. It is upon this simple concept that Michelle has built her successful career, being honoured by Her Majesty the Queen with an OBE for her outstanding contribution to business and regularly listed as one of the UK’s top female entrepreneurs.
In 2001, at the British Apparel Export Awards, Michelle was presented with the “Best Newcomer” award by HRH the Princess Royal. Michelle’s status as one the UK’s leading entrepreneurs was confirmed when Prince Charles invited her to, first join the board of directors for The Prince’s Trust and then his Board of Main Council. In October 2005, Michelle attended a speaking event with former US president Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev, which led to her involvement in setting up the Women’s Enterprise Project in the Middle East in support of The Sultan of Oman. This encouraged Michelle to deliver her inspiring speeches all around the world, positioning her as one of the UK’s most notable global speakers.
Over the years Michelle has reached out beyond the original Ultimo, with the innovation of 15 patented inventions and brands including Ultimo Bridal, Ultimo Swimwear, Ultimo Black Label and joint venture lines such as ‘Adore Moi by Ultimo’ for Debenhams. Today Ultimo is available in store at Debenhams, Next, Littlewoods, House of Fraser, Harrods and Bentalls and online from ultimo. co.uk, ASOS.com and Figleaves. In 2012, following three years of intensive research and development costs of over £1million; Michelle diversified her product line launching a range of tanning products in the beauty industry. UTan, one of Michelle’s leading tanning products and a UK best seller, is available from QVC, Boots and major department stores.
Throughout its lifetime, Ultimo has worked with a whole host of high profile models and celebrities including Penny Lancaster, Rachel Hunter, Helena Christensen, Sarah Harding, Mel B, Kelly Brook and Luisana Lopilato. As PR savvy as they come, Michelle has secured over one £1billion worth of press coverage for Ultimo in the brand’s sixteen year history. In more recent years, both Michelle’s success and profile have grown in direct proportion. Not only was Ultimo the first UK lingerie brand to debut at New York Fashion Week in 2009, but Michelle also fronts a British Airways campaign whilst being a regular fixture on national television.
As an expert in business, fashion, dieting and health, Michelle Mone has a secure and fast increasing following of almost 1million on social media also. Michelle’s TV appearances have included; Pointless Celebrities, BBC Comic Relief Does The Apprentice, BBC The Apprentice: You’re Fired, ITV 71 Degrees North and Surprise Surprise. Michelle’s most recent TV appearance was alongside Prime Minister David Cameron on the panel of ITV’s The Agenda. Michelle was also asked by David Cameron to work with the British Government throughout the Scottish referendum on the “Better Together” campaign.
Michelle’s profile is ever expanding both in the UK and worldwide as she continues to be an international speaking inspiration. Michelle’s most recent speaking intervention saw her speak alongside Chuck Hagel in a tour of South Korea. Back in the UK, Michelle motivates individuals through her mentoring programmes that range from a one to one meeting, to her London penthouse weekends.
For the last 18 months, Michelle Mone has been working behind the scenes with a tech company developing a piece of cutting-‐edge software. Set to launch in September, it is touted to revolutionise the way users interact on – and with – social media. The board comprises 8 global entrepreneurs, one of whom is a majority shareholder in Facebook. Michelle is the only female!
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