Digby Jones

Businessman and politician, former Director General of the CBI and Minister of State for Trade and Investment

  • Former Director General of the CBI  
  • Former Minister of State for Trade and Investment  
  • Non-executive Chairman of Triumph Motorcycles, Thatcher’s Cider, Argentex Group Plc, On Logistics Ltd and Metafloor UK Ltd  
  • Non-executive Director of DRP Holdings Ltd  
  • Created Life Peer, Baron Jones of Birmingham   
  • Vice-President of the Friends of the British Library 
  • Vice-patron of the National Museum of the Royal Navy  
  • Author of Fixing Britain: The Business of Reshaping Our Nation  

Discover Digby Jones’s biography of published work below.

Fixing Business: Making Profitable Business Work For The Good Of All
Fixing Business: Making Profitable Business Work For The Good Of All
Fixing Britain: The Business Of Reshaping Our Nation
Fixing Britain: The Business of Reshaping Our Nation

When Digby Jones is booked for webinars and virtual events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

World Economies
Changing Face of Business in the 21st Century
Politics
Brexit
British Business
Trade
Protectionism

Lord Digby Jones is best known for his work as a politician and successful businessman. Widely known for holding positions such as Director General of the Confederation of British Industry and Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Digby has left his mark on society. He is also well known for being a member of the House of Lords, sitting as a crossbencher and created Life Peer, Baron Jones of Birmingham. Lord Digby also dedicated 20 years of his career to working for a law firm.

After studying Law at the University College London, Digby began his early career at the lawyers firm Edge & Ellison. Here he built an extensive knowledge of legal matters, working with the firm for the first 20 years of his career and ultimately appointed as the Senior Partner. He then went on to work for the Confederation of British Industry as the Chairman of the West Midlands Regional Council. Digby went on to serve a number of other roles, such as advisor to Deloitte, JCB, Barclays Capital and Ford as well as the UK Skills Envoy and the Non-executive Director of iSOFT before beginning his political career.

In mid-2007, Lord Digby began his political career as the Minister of State for Trade and Investment. Since his first political role, Digby has gone on to sit in the House of Lords as a Crossbencher and created Life Peer. At one point of his career, Digby even considered running for the position of Mayor of London. He has also acted as a UK Business Ambassador for UK Trade & Investment and Non-executive Chairman to businesses such as Argentex Group Plc, On Logistics Ltd, Triumph Motorcycles, Thatcher’s Cider and Metafloor UK Ltd. Digby has also had a prominent interest in charities such as Friends of the British Library and the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Today, Lord Digby is highly sought as a public speaker, delivering insightful addresses to online audiences via webinars. With a captivating style, Digby shares his expertise on various economies and the fate of the current political climate. As an adept business speaker he covers the changing face of business in the 21st Century, providing online audience members with actionable takeaways from his speeches. Well known for mixing serious messages with light-hearted humour, Lord Digby Jones is guaranteed to be at hit at all online events.

Official Testimonials

Digby Jones is regularly booked to engage audiences at virtual events, read their latest feedback below:

“Digby was excellent. He was described as inspirational by most delegates. He was relaxed, knowledgeable and engaging” – Chamber of Commerce  

“What can I say: I am a fan. You are informative, personable, entertaining and have a tremendous sense of humour. You captivated the audience here in New York. I received many compliments on your speech, your delivery and your charm” – Bob, Harvey Nash, USA  

“Lord Digby did a superb job with regard to his presentation, as always, and I appreciated the way he involved himself with delegates afterwards. He made major contribution to the success of the event”David, Nisa-Today’s Limited  

“The closing keynote by Lord Jones was a huge hit with a whopping score of 9.6 out of 10 on our feedback survey! In my experience delegates are generally tough scorers and rarely give such overwhelmingly high scores” Helen, Incisive Media  

To enquire about Digby Jones for your next virtual event or webinar, simply contact The Online Speakers Agency via agent@virtualonlinespeakersagency.com or call a booking agent on 0207 1010 553.