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Lakesmere is one of the construction industries leading specialist contractors providing a quality design and installation service for the external building envelope packages including roofs, walls, glazing, architectural features and ancillaries.

Lakesmere has proudly delivered many of the construction industries most prestigious buildings including the award-winning National Assembly for Wales, Diamond Synchrotron and Xscape projects.


The Challenge

They host a conference every 18 months for its supply chain partners, selected key clients and guests. The purpose of this conference is to share how the company is currently performing, give an update on opportunities and developments for growth and provide a forum for networking and ideas exchange.

As with all conferences, Lakesmere wanted the day to be inspirational, informative and engaging and as part of their speaker line up, they invited Professor Khalid Aziz to give a key note speech on the subject of “Leadership and Communications in Challenging Times.”

Mo Morgan, Marketing and Communication Manager commented:

“We know that leadership and communication skills are critical when times are tough so we asked Professor Aziz to come and share with us his extensive knowledge and experience on this subject.”

The Aziz Programme

  • Looking for an inspirational, motivational speaker for your next conference/roadshow?
  • Looking for someone who can engage with your audience, sharing their knowledge and experience built up over the last 25 years?
  • Looking for someone who understands your business and can share relevant stories and anecdotes?

With so many different messages to get across at this time, conferences often struggle to be upbeat and forward thinking. Khalid Aziz has been coaching business leaders in FTSE 350 companies for nearly 3 decades and he brings this experience coupled with an amusing lightness of touch to this difficult subject. His understanding of what really matters in business, supported by anecdotes from the world of business, never fails to touch a nerve with his audiences.

Khalid can tailor his speech to your specific needs and to your industry sector. Among the areas covered are: The three things leaders must do every day without fail

  • The one thing political leaders always fail to do
  • Leadership styles of successful Chief Executives
  • Do’s and Don’ts to ensure an engaged workforce

The speech length can vary with the option of a “Leadership and Communications” clinic Q & A session. And Khalid is more than happy to pick up the dreaded graveyard slot after lunch.


Mark Davey, Managing Director of Lakesmere commented:

“Not only did Professor Aziz get the message across about the importance if Leadership & Communication in the current trading climate, but he did so in an extremely engaging, humorous and motivating way, with great use of anecdotes.”

Comments from other attendees included:

“He far surpassed our expectation”

“Light hearted yet focused on the issues facing our industry”

“Thought provoking – if only we had Khalid’s energy!”

“A motivational speaker indeed”

“This was the highlight of the day – a great performance”