Oli Barrett Speaker, Speeches, Booking Agent | MFL Global
Oli Barrett MBE

Oli Barrett MBE

Co-Founder of StartUp Britain, Tenner, Cospa and Speednetwork the Globe

Oli Barrett co-founded StartUp Britain, Tenner, social innovation agency Cospa and Speednetwork the Globe.

Cospa, helps companies and causes to create and grow ventures which make money and make a difference. A good example of this is by helping over 2,000 young people to fix their own youth clubs, with Wickes, the DIY chain.

Speednetwork the Globe connects the international business community to unlock opportunities, increase understanding and encourage collaboration.

Tenner (now run by Young Enterprise), is the UK’s largest schools enterprise competition and has challenged over 150,000 school pupils to see what they can achieve in one month, starting with £10.

StartUp Britain is the national business-funded campaign which supports people to start and grow a company.

Oli Barrett has led eleven trade missions to the US, India and Brazil helping British companies (in health, clean-tech and web) to explore business opportunities.

Oli’s entrepreneurial career started as a student and has included an events business in nine cities, an international language practice website (sold in 2008) and a sock subscription website which continues to ship internationally.

He is on the advisory boards of the Centre for Entrepreneurs, Tech London Advocates, One Million Mentors and Founders 4 Schools.

Oli Barrett is a professional moderator, facilitator, event MC and speaker at international events. Described by Wired magazine as one of the “most connected people in Britain”, Oli is an excellent choice for any event.

Listen to Oli’s podcast series, The Lens, here

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Oli was a delight to work with and brought great energy to his role as compere of the International FinTech Conference. He kept sessions running to time and ensured that the packed timetable on the main staged flowed seamlessly. He pitched his comments to the audience and provided all of the necessary information on the conference programme. Before the event, Oli gave helpful advice on how to run the pitch session, drawing on his extensive experience of compering industry events. Oli was professional throughout the process of event planning and on the day of the conference itself.

HM Treasury

He is the most inspiring, confident, funny and honest speaker you could hope to find. Whether Oli is talking about the benefits of networking, problem-solving in a creative way, explaining the benefits of start-ups or just inspiring others to take action, his inclusive style and positive attitude bring everyone along with him.

The Marketing Academy

Whenever Oli is in charge of your event, the night will run beautifully. He’s uber-professional to work with, he understands his audience and knows not only how to control them, but also how to create the best atmosphere in the room

MTV Staying Alive Foundation

He is superb at what he does, a consummate professional and pleasure to work with. He also has a talent for turning the thorniest debates into lively, enjoyable and constructive conversations from which everyone learns a great deal. I cannot recommend him too highly.


Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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