Our next speaker in the news: Lloyd Dorfman CBEDate Posted: 07 June 2017
Lloyd Dorfman is the entrepreneur and philanthropist best known in business as founder and president of Travelex, which he grew from one bureau de change in 1976 to the world’s largest currency exchanging business. He also founded The Office Group, the leading flexible office company, and co-founded Doddle, the parcels service that makes it easier for consumers to collect and return online shopping.
Ranked 199th in the Sunday Times Rich List, Lloyd is renowned for being very philanthropic. Chairman of The Prince’s Trust, Lloyd also set up the revolutionary Travelex theatre scheme to fund cheaper seats at the National Theatre. In 2008, he was appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to business and charity and, in 2011, he was awarded The Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy.
In 2017, he joined the Business Advisory Board of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
For more information about Lloyd’s business and charitable interests, please see the event listing.
Lloyd Dorfman: As we prepare to leave the EU, remember change can be positive, 20th Dec 2016: http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/as-we-prepare-to-leave-the-eu-remember-change-can-be-positive-a3424631.html
It’s time to hit the accelerator and woo the fastest growing economies, 3rd July 2016: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/07/03/its-time-to-hit-the-accelerator-and-woo-the-fastest-growing-econ/
Travelex founder Lloyd Dorfman on 40 years of entrepreneurialism, 18th April 2016: http://www.director.co.uk/lloyd-dorfman-founder-travelex-talks-career-princes-trust-office-group-17521-2/
Lloyd Dorfman: The Travelex tycoon blurring the lines between business and charity, 11th March 2016: http://www.standard.co.uk/business/lloyd-dorfman-the-travelex-tycoon-blurring-the-lines-between-business-and-charity-a3201396.html
Lloyd Dorfman: Why is the man who introduced cheap theatre tickets such a hard act for others to follow? 30th Jan 2016:
£24m Doddle joint venture rolls out across UK, 18th June 2014: https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/24m-doddle-joint-venture-rolls-out-across-uk
Travelex chairman Lloyd Dorfman makes £10m donation to National Theatre, 24th Nov 2010: http://www.cityphilanthropy.org.uk/news/travelex-chairman-lloyd-dorfman-makes-%C2%A310m-donation-national-theatre
YouTube - "It's a great family." Our Chairman, Lloyd Dorfman CBE, talks about his fifteen years of work with The Prince's Trust and his hopes for the future as we help more young people get into education, employment or training, 25th April 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_X7xEVdrKQ
Recent blogs by Lloyd Dorfman CBE
We should all be concerned by Britain's anxious, insecure young people, 9th Jan 2017: http://www.cityam.com/256533/we-should-all-concerned-britains-anxious-insecure-young
Charities must think more like business to stay ahead in a tough new environment, 28th July 2016: http://www.cityam.com/246322/charities-must-think-more-like-business-stay-ahead-tough
The Prince’s Trust's 40th anniversary: How business is helping deprived young people flourish, 17th May 2016: http://www.cityam.com/241198/the-princes-trusts-40th-anniversary-how-business-is-helping-deprived-young-people-flourish