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Richard Scase

Leading Academic, Entrepreneur and Business Forecaster


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Richard Scase is a leading Academic, entrepreneur and Business Forecaster. He is able to speak and write authoritatively on the broadest global trends while leaving even the most specialised audience with relevant, useful and inspirational advice. In his talks he demonstrates how these will impact upon business sectors, corporate strategies and the future skill needs of employees.

As an academic, his research interests range from organisational change and entrepreneurship to the impact of Internet technologies and the restructuring of work and employment worldwide. He has a geographical breadth of experience ranging from his duties as Emeritus Professor of Organisational Change at the University of Kent and visiting professorships at the University of London, Beijing University, Auckland (New Zealand), and Monash University (Australia). He has been an external examiner at London Business School for its executive programmes. His latest book reports on the findings of his research and on entrepreneurship in China. He is therefore ideally placed to comment on the latest macroeconomic trends, and on how businesses and individuals should adapt to them.

As an entrepreneur, Professor Scase has co-founded and sold two successful media businesses: a major radio station serving the south-east of England, and an on-line provider of learning materials for corporate management development programmes. For many years he has advised men and women on business start-up and growth strategies. He therefore has an affinity with business audiences, reflected in the high volume of practical, useful advice he packs into each engagement.

As a journalist, author and public-speaker, Professor Scase combines ideas from his various areas of expertise to create "future scenarios" for his audiences, incorporating how political, social and economic 'risk factors' will shape the future business environment. Unlike many speakers, Professor Scase 'tailor makes' his speeches on the basis of pre-talk briefings so that his presentations are totally relevant to specific delegate audiences.  His energy and enthusiasm for his subject is apparent from the instant he steps on stage combining interesting facts and statistics with humour and practical tools that are relevant for any business looking to grow and get ahead in this fast changing and competitive world.

What will the world be like in 2034?

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"Richard delivered a fantastic session at our 2014 conference. In front of a very diverse European audience he made a very thought provoking speech and drilled right to the heart of some of the challenges we are facing in our business. He was captivating, informative, entertaining and offered some very valuable solutions to our audience." Expense Reduction Analysts

"You really wowed them today, thanks so much for all you did, it really went down well. Inspired me in many ways, I am keen to get the Foresight initiative off the ground again. Thank you so much." ICAEW

Britain in 2010: The Changing Business Landscape

Global Remix: The Fight for Competitive Advantage

Reluctant Managers

Emerging Business Ventures in China


The following fees are a guideline only and are correct at time of publishing. For an accurate quote please contact us


UK : £7k to £15k

Europe : £7k to £15k

US : £7k to £15k

Asia/Middle East : £7k to £15k

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Professor Scase is a contributor of feature articles to newspapers, professional magazines and programmes on radio and television. He has written regular columns for Business Voice (the official monthly publication of the CBI) and the Observer newspaper. Furthermore, he has been commissioned to write policy-focused, official reports for government and other statutory bodies. These include Fit and Fifty for an all-party committee of MPs representing older workers in the UK, Europe in 2010 for the European parliament, Regional Futures 2003 for the UK's National Housing Federation and Business Futures 2014 for the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Professor Scase is the author of over 24 books, including Britain in 2010: The Changing Business Landscape, which painted such a vivid picture of the future that it influenced a swathe of UK government policy, as well as being critically acclaimed worldwide. He has also written extensively on how to stimulate entrepreneurialism in large organisations; manage creativity; motivate and lead; and leverage corporate intelligence. In his most recent work, Global Remix; The Fight for Competitive Advantage he explores the impact of incipient global trends - technological, economic, demographic, cultural, political and social - on both businesses and individuals. His latest book (2014) presents findings on his research on entrepreneurship in China and how this will impact upon the future global environment.

Professor Scase was recently voted one of the Top Ten most influential people in Britain on personnel/human resource management issues by Personnel Today magazine. In addition, he is a former winner of the prestigious European Business Speaker of the Year Award.

He has addressed audiences at a huge variety of organisations across the world including: GE, Accenture, Motorola, CitiGroup, PricewaterhouseCoopers, BT, Unisys, BP, Hewlett Packard, IBM, the Department of Trade & Industry, BUPA, the National Audit Office, The Leadership Trust, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Royal Mail, the BBC, Trinity Mirror, The Cabinet Office, The Institute of Directors, AIG; Clifford Chance; Pepsico; Australian Institute of Directors; Nokia; TeliaSonera; Royal &Sun Alliance; Xerox; News International; MI5, and the European Management Institute. Richard has also spoken to various international trade bodies and Governmental organisations at events in Australia, China, America, Argentina countries in Africa as well as right across mainland Europe, Russia and the Middle East.

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