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Mark Shayler

Mark Shayler

Owner, Ape

Mark helps big companies think like small ones and small companies think like big ones. He works on innovation of products, services and business models; he works on sustainability and company purpose; and he coaches businesses and individuals. He has saved his clients in excess of £160 million per annum through environmental improvements, has increased sales of products by 8000% by introducing circular economy business models and trained over 2000 people in sustainability.  He has worked for Patagonia, EE, Nike, Coca-Cola, Seedlip, Unilever, Hotpoint, Samsung, John Lewis, Fenwick, Teapigs, Bacardi, Diageo, Mars, Thorntons, 3M, Amazon, Panasonic and hundreds of funky little businesses like Propercorn, Teapigs, Hiut Denim, and Ugly Drinks. He was a lead for the RSA Great Recovery programme of Circular Economy and was once the Head of Environment for ASDA. He is a Founding Partner of the Do Lectures and author of three books: You Can’t Make Money From a Dead Planet (Kogan Page), Do Disrupt/ change the status quo or become it and Do Present/ How to give a talk and be heard (Both Do Book Co.).  He is a coach, workshop facillitator and Qi gong teacher.  Mark is also part of the Reasons to be Cheerful team, which he co-founded in in 2020.