Working with Toby as a speaker


Thank you for working with Toby as a speaker for your upcoming event or conference. This page is designed to help you prepare for Toby's arrival and to ensure that your conference goes without a hitch. If after reading this page you have any further questions then please do contact us.
Please use these head shot photos for your event. If you need these photos in a different style or format please let us know.











Toby Mildon is a Diversity & Inclusion Architect and founder of Mildon, a consultancy and advisory business. Toby works with businesses to re-engineer processes and systems to minimise the impact of bias and build a culture of inclusion. Prior to setting up his business, Toby worked as an in-house diversity and inclusion manager at the BBC and Deloitte.
Toby is a wheelchair user and is supported by his PA's (aka close protection officer or carer). Carer isn't very PC these days. It's very important that you read the following guidelines before Toby's arrival. If you have any questions or unsure about anything please ask us as assumptions are the mother of all f*** ups!

  1. Step free access into the venue/stage where the talk will take place. This means that a lift or ramp is provided to access the venue.
  2. Access to a gender neutral disabled toilet (Toby has female PA’s)
  3. Toby will be accompanied by one of his PAs (name to be confirmed nearer the time). They need somewhere comfortable to wait nearby.
  4. If there’s a stage/raised podium Toby requires step-free/ramped access (see below)
  5. If microphones are to be used then Toby requires a lapel mic
  6. Someone to set up A/V for Toby and click slides forward for him (his PA can be clicker)
  7. Toby needs to be able to see a clock from where he is speaking
  8. Provide a dual screen so that Toby does not need to turn to see the slides
  9. If we are eating at a table (i.e. you are organising a breakfast event) then Toby's PA needs to be sat on his right hand side in order to feed him and they will need to eat as well
  10. Supplied with bottles of vitamin water to bathe Toby's dog in*
*just kidding

If there is no step-free access onto a stage or podium or into your venue then you may need to rent or purchase a roll-a-ramp (Toby highly recommends this company). This ramp company has a handy calculator on their website to calculate the length of ramp you require for the height of steps that need to be climbed.

If Toby is speaking overseas:

  • Toby will be accompanied by one or two of his PA's and their travel and reasonable expenses will be added to the invoice
  • Toby requires a wheelchair accessible hotel room with twin bed
  • Toby may have to rent a hoist that gets him in and out of bed and the expense of this will be added to the invoice

Toby's social media channel of choice is LinkedIn and he also uses Twitter. You can include Toby in your LinkedIn posts and Tweets and he will share and retweet your content.

Toby's book if the ideal gift for your conference attendees. Something that they can take away with them on the day.

Inclusive Growth provides a practical framework that enables you to deliver a sustainable, diverse and inclusive workplace which allows your organisation to grow. You will understand how to:

  • Strategically align diversity and inclusion to organisational growth
  • Change the culture and motivate senior leaders to ‘walk the talk’ for inclusivity
  • Design and implement a sustainable inclusivity infrastructure
  • Work as a whole organisation rather than in HR isolation
  • Celebrate your inclusivity to become an employer of choice in your industry

Please talk to us about ordering author copies of the book which is cost price and considerably lower than the retail price on Amazon.

You may wish to use these previous testimonials in some of your marketing collateral.

Over the last few years Toby has spoken at a number of high profile CIPD events on diversity and inclusion and its importance to business and society. He brings a wealth of his own corporate experience from his prior D&I leadership roles at Deloitte and the BBC in to his growing consulting experience working with a wide range of businesses. He is passionate on the themes and practical ways of making a difference in building more inclusive organisations that can attract all the mix of skills, experiences and talent we need. He brings these to life in a very human way, also speaking of his own personal journey as he has faced the obvious and less obvious barriers to disability and the adaptations that we all need to make in our workplaces as well as in our corporate cultures and mindsets
Peter Cheese: Chief Executive, CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development

Toby is a hugely inspiring and compelling speaker, fully informed at the forefront of diversity thought leadership.....and all delivered in an engaging and, at times, hilarious, style. Brilliant!
Nick Blackwell FCA: International Director - Emile Woolf International Visiting Fellow - Henley Business School

Toby made a global impact with my MBA students. The tools, frameworks, and nuggets of wisdom, lessons learned - he took an incredibly massive, complex and challenging subject, and made it relateable, practical....my students will take those lessons forward in their next chapters and I know they will use this to spark positive change. That is such a rare gift Toby has -- to connect on every level in a room with 30+ nationalities from four continents, 3 generations, and a million different points of view. And that is his superpower.
Cari E. Guittard: Professor, Hult International Business School

The longer introduction

Our speaker today is Toby Mildon, Diversity & Inclusion Architect at Mildon, a consultancy and advisory business. Toby works with businesses to re-engineer business processes and systems to minimise the impact of bias, to break down cultural barriers, and also build a culture of inclusion. And Toby has a book, titled Inclusive Growth, which includes his proven framework for building D&I in corporations. Before setting up his consultancy, Toby worked for several years as a diversity & inclusion leader at Deloitte the BBC. He led countless initiatives to build diversity and culture in these big businesses, including targeted talent initiatives to get more women into tech, implement family-friendly policies and practices, and improve workplace accessibility to benefit all. But actually Toby’s background is in tech, and before working in D&I he spent over a decade leading multinational projects in health tech, media and aviation. Welcome Toby!

The shorter introduction

Toby Mildon is a Diversity & Inclusion Architect and founder of Mildon, a consultancy and advisory business. Toby works with businesses to re-engineer processes and systems to minimise the impact of bias and build a culture of inclusion. Prior to setting up his business, Toby worked as an in-house diversity and inclusion manager at the BBC and Deloitte. Welcome Toby!
Toby is very happy for you to share his contact details with your conference attendees. Please share his website www.mildon.co.uk and email address toby@mildon.co.uk. You may also share his LinkedIn and Twitter details.