John Taylor, otherwise known as Lord Taylor of Warwick, made headlines as the youngest and only Black peer in the House of Lords. An influential politician, John has since transitioned into media and broadcasting work, using his platform to speak on the lack of diversity in politics. Now booked as a speaker for a range of corporate events, John is booked to speak on topics such as racial equality, diversity, inclusion and leadership.
John began his career as a barrister, called to the bar at Gray’s Inn. He then moved into politics, acting as a Councillor for Solihull Metropolitan Borough. He then went on to gain a seat as a Conservative MP, under the constituency of St Alphege. Proving his worth as a talented politician, John was then given the opportunity to become the Special Adviser to the Home Secretary and Ministers of State– a role in which he established the UK’s first DNA Database. In reward of his commitments, John was made a peer- titled Lord Taylor of Warwick.
Breaking ground as the only Black person in the House of Lords in 1996, John has since diversified into business roles as well as his political roles. He has acted as the Vice-President of the British Board of Film Classification and the Non-Executive Director of Mottram Holdings Plc. He has also become the founder of the Warwick Leadership Academy and has been a member of the International Trade Council. A champion of equality and diversity, John is also currently acting as the first Black British Chancellor of Bournemouth University.
With a successful career to his name, John is now booked as a speaker to spread awareness of the lack of diversity in professional sectors. Having been the first Black peer in the House of Lords, John has continuously pioneered diversity and broken ground in his industries. Encouraging his audiences to invest time and thought in diversity, inclusion and equity, John is the perfect choice as a speaker to share his thoughts on such topical subjects. Sharing his personal experiences, book John Taylor for an engaging and insightful speech on racial equality and diversity.
Lord John Taylor is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“Thank You for your passionate speech on the unacceptable high youth unemployment amongst black young people. In London the unemployment rate for black males between the age of 16 to 24 years old is 30%. Many have applied for an apprenticeship but struggle to get an employer to except their application. I am heartbroken to see so many young people that I know who have done exceptionally well to get good GCSE grades to be on the scrapheap.Black youth unemployment is hidden under the carpet because they do not have a voice on the political stage. Once again Lord Taylor, Thank You.”
“Can’t thank you enough. We loved having you and would certainly love to have you again soon.”