Scotty Mills confirmed as closing speaker for the 2023 Tyre Industry Conference

The NTDA has confirmed Scotty Mills as the closing inspirational speaker for the 9th Tyre Industry Conference sponsored by GB Tyres UK Ltd, which will be held on Thursday 19th October at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Milton Keynes.

Scotty is the highest-ranking black officer in the history of the Royal Marines and led Britain’s Commandos on missions all over the world. He will be sharing his lessons of leadership and resilience working as a performance coach in the world of elite sport and business. As an advisor to the FA, he worked closely with Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane, and the England Football team to help them reach the World Cup semi-final.

Scotty has an international reputation for his ability to use his experience to inspire others and help them overcome their limitations. He continues to work with the nation’s top sports teams and Olympic teams to develop innovative leadership, team cohesion and peak performance. His compelling journey highlights the power of human inspiration and his lessons on how to achieve impossible results and how to make a winning team are transferable to any organisation.

A world record breaker for leading the Marines to break a long-standing Endurance Marathon World Record, Scotty was selected as an Olympic Flag Bearer at the London 2012 Olympic Games and has dined at Buckingham Palace with the Queen. He was also the recipient of a national award to honour him as the most inspirational serviceman across the entire Armed Forces community.

Speaking about the conference NTDA Chief Executive Stefan Hay said: “Scotty will be complementing an already impressive line-up of confirmed industry speakers from Marangoni, Michelin, Rema Tip Top and CAM who will be presenting on key tyre trade issues such as sustainable tyre manufacturing, the latest developments and benefits of tyre retreading, the importance of professional tyre repair, resource recovery and the impact of acquisitions, mergers and digital consumerism on the tyre sector – and there’s much more to come!

Of course we will also have the popular networking exhibition running alongside the conference and numerous exhibitors have already booked stands including; Autogem Invicta Ltd, Bartec Auto ID Ltd, First Stop, Pneumatic Components Ltd, Autotech Group and many more.”

The NTDA Tyre Industry Conference is free to employees of NTDA members, sponsors, exhibitors, invited guests and confirmed NTDA Annual Dinner guests – delegate places are limited to 200.

Trade professionals wishing to book delegate places or stands at the conference should contact NTDA Membership Secretary Alison Keitch via


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