Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE - 25 January 2017

Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, Chairman of Cobra Beer Partnership, delivered a lecture entitled "Boldness in business".

Lord Karan Bilimoria - Chairman of Cobra Beer

In his lively and enthusiastic address, Lord Bilimoria told his own fascinating story about how he built his business and brand to where it is today, including the ups and downs of nearly losing everything twice and the lessons learned in the process.

Lord Bilimoria discussed how he believes that the one key trait for entrepreneurs is integrity and how you can only practice this through wholeness. He talked about why creativity is so important and the importance of letting creativity flourish in subjects outside of the arts. Lord Bilimoria gave an excellent insight into the mind of an entrepreneur.

Media and coverage


Listen to the talk in full on Soundcloud. (Please note that Soundcloud does not support IE9. Users may wish to try Chrome, Firefox, or a recent version of IE).

Pictures and further coverage of the event can be found on the South West Business website.

There was also an article covering the address in the Bristol Evening Post.

Exclusive pre-address interview

Watch Lord Bilimoria's pre-address interview below:

You can find a transcript of this interview on the Business West website.

Lecture slides

You can also download the set of slides used in the presentation.


Photos from this event and previous Bristol Distinguished Addresses can be viewed in our BDAS Flickr album.

Discuss this event on Twitter using the hashtag #BristolLectures.

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