About Craig Wilkinson

UK’S #No1 Business Coach & Motivational Speaker

Yorkshire’s Business Man of The Year

In recognition for helping thousands of entrepreneurs across the UK to grow their businesses and for recognition in helping them to generate a staggering £26 Million Pounds worth of new business, Craig Wilkinson was presented with the prestigious award of Yorkshire’s Business Man of The Year.


380 inspirational people attended the Yorkshire Choice Awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of 300 outstanding nominees from the world of business, charity & sport. Initially nominated by his peers, Craig was among strong competition in his category, but with over 16,000 votes from the public and the business community Craig was crowned the overwhelming winner.


Founder of Trades Hub Academy

Described by many as a visionary Craig founded Trades Hub Academy in 2012 & started a whole new revolution. Having experienced at first hand the pains & problems of growing his own businesses, Craig founded Trades Hub Academy to provide help, knowledge & support to owners of small to medium sized businesses.


Each month hundreds of members travel from all over the UK to attend Craig’s unique, Hybrid Business Coaching and Networking events. Here they learn how to improve and grow their businesses by listening to Craig’s Mastermind Coaching Sessions and through the power of networking with each other a whopping 1 Million Pounds of new business is generated each month.

Motivational Speaker

Having now spoken at over 380 seminars, conferences, workshops and events, Craig has been making waves as one of the UK’s most dynamic and sought after motivational speakers. No matter what your social or educational background Craig will empower you and elevate you to the top of your game!


His informal yet powerful & entertaining speaking style captivates and motivates audiences, along with his unique and passionate story to success. He also shares his priceless knowledge & experience on Personal Development, Business Planning & Marketing Strategies adding even more value to his audiences.


Business & Marketing Coach

Craig is one of the most successful business and marketing coaches in the UK. Over the last 2 decades Craig has build from scratch, run and sold a number of hugely successful business in arguably one of the toughest sectors, the Construction Industry. He now shares his valuable knowledge and skills and coaches business owners from all industries and sectors to do the same, through his Masterclass Coaching Workshops and the Trades Hub Academy.


Over the years Craig has been the headless chicken and busy fool. He fully understands what it feels like working 80 hours a week and sacrificing quality time with his wife and kids. He’s struggled with cash flow problems and wasted thousands of pounds worth of time and money on marketing that did not work. His incredible story and his climb to success is what make’s him the ultimate coach.

From a Busy Fool  Joiner To Influential Entrepreneur

Growing up in Sheffield Craig left school with no qualifications. His peers told him that due to his dyslexia, his career and job opportunities would be limited.
So he left school & started working as an apprentice joiner for a local joinery company. After crafting his trade over the next 8 years Craig’s hunger to succeed in life led him to setting up his own joinery and building company at the age of 24.
Over the next 12 years Craig sweated blood & tears trying to build his company. However the stresses and strains of trying to keep 18 members of staff employed started to put his business and family life under huge pressure and eventually he hit breaking point.
Not wanting to give up on 12 years of hard graft Craig looked for help and advice on how to grow his business the correct way. He found this in a Business Coach who over the next 2 years taught Craig the skills on how to grow a successful business rather than winging it.
The rest is history!
Craig went onto build one of Yorkshire’s most successful building companies that provided him and his family with the lifestyle he once dreamed about. His company’s reputation continued to grow which attracted interest from a number of larger building companies, who were desperate to buy his business. Craig sold his company and invested his money and time into setting up Trades Hub Academy in 2012.

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