Jimmy Young

Location: Whitburn, Scotland
About The Speaker...

After 35 years in the financial/IT sector Jimmy has now retired.

For 46 years he was a successful DJ covering mobile, hospital and commercial radio and is one of less than 400 people to be awarded a commercial radio licence in the UK.

With his background in entertainment public speaking is second nature and Jimmy’s easy going nature soon puts an audience at ease.

About Their Talks...

Jimmy continues to work in the charity sector and now offers talks and workshops that fall into two interconnected headings – Work and Life.

Work – With almost 35 years working for Lloyds Banking Group Jimmy has extensive experience of managing and motivating colleagues. For the last 12 he was part of a team of 5 that managed over 1,000 project managers delivering the IT portfolio at LBG.

Life – Jimmy is a firm believer and advocate of work/life balance and his life stories reflect this. These include mobile DJ, Hospital and Commercial Radio, entertainment and riding a Harley Davidson. He hosts regular charity malt tasting nights and auctions, amongst other events.

His talks cover all these aspects of his life and can be adapted for the audience.

Talks have been provided for the Army, Edinburgh Dental School, Carillion, Rotary clubs, U3A, Probus, Soroptomists, Erskine Veterans, Masonic Lodges and Church groups


Jimmy only charges for professional engagements.

Engagements outside Central Scotland might require travel expenses.

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It's the journey that counts - Riding a Harley Davidson

As a biker this a talk on three types of bikers, why people choose the iconic Harley and what they get out of it – Bikers say life is the journey not the destination – Easy Rider lives on.

Play something decent - My life as a DJ

Mobile DJ – With over 45 years working as a DJ in functions around Scotland this is a chat on what makes a good night, the crowds(West vs East), deaths, murders and marriages that happened over the years. Venues that are gone, sometimes planned others that burned down after a gig!!

Hospital Radio – Having managed Radio Grapevine for around 12 years this is an insight into what goes into running what is a full function radio station. The stories of long and short term patient listeners, the happy ones and sad. The roadshows to raise awareness and the celebrities that helped

Commercial Radio – one of only 400 people who have won a Commercial Radio licence in the UK this covers five years working to get a licence and five years broadcasting on local radio – the music, the stalkers, the characters

DJ – Basically a summary of the three above.

Malt Whisky - A matter of taste

Malt Whisky A discussion on how its made, drunk and the five basic styles of Malt.

Many people start with someone else’s favourite and finding it so bad they never try a malt again based on their initial trial.

This can include a sniffer tasting or be run as a full blown whisky tasting night! Though for these there is an element of cost – but there is advice on how to minimise this!!

Team - the black magic art of building a team

Whether its work, hobby, volunteers if a group of you are banded together to achieve a task then it will work better if you function as a team.

Rarely does this happen by accident – effort is required to understand your own drivers and the team dynamics.

Having built teams in Lloyds Bank for years Jimmy brings some of the relatively common sense ideas to the table and enables your group to start operating as a team.

Commercial or charity you will deliver more as a team!

Retirement will kill you.............

Most people take their retirement planning seriously, however very few plan out what activities will replace the work week – what will you do on that first Monday morning at 6.30am when you get up and there’s nothing to do, nowhere to go.

In this talk Jimmy explores the dangers of not planning and the advantages to being prepared – well in advance of that first Monday

Testimonials & Reviews

“ Harley-Davidson
Entertaining talk with some surprising illustrations! some of it serious, some less so — our members were in fits of laughter at many points.
Recommended by Penicuik Probus”

Richard – Probus Club – December 2022

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