Derek Arden speaker, author and mentor

International Negotiation Speaker, Advisor and best selling Author

Derek Arden  – 08450 574 116

“Thanks for the brilliant contribution you made to the CIMA South East Conference 2015. I know we worked you hard and people found what you were sharing incredibly valuable”. Duncan Brodie – Chairman Chartered Institute of Management Accountants – South East.

“A thoroughly insightful session at our global convention that connected directly with the everyone due to Derek’s great depth of experience and ability to interact with his audience. I would recommend Derek to anyone who wants a lively session with a serious bottom line profit motive. My people are still talking about how to implement what we learnt. Director of Global Tax” – Diageo – October 2015


Derek’s new book was officially released by the publishers – Pearson on 16th July. With 20 5 star reviews on Amazon the book got to number 3 in the business book charts. The book took 18 months to write and it is the culmination of 25 years of studying the best negotiators in the world, being an international negotiator – together with speaking professionally on the subject around the world.

“Win Win – How to get a winning result from persuasive negotiations” is published by Pearson who are the biggest worldwide publishers of educational books. They asked Derek to write this book back in January 2014 having selected him from a large selection of experts as his practical hands on experience is exactly what they wanted.


On television’s “Survival Street” documentary Derek was introduced “Derek the negotiation expert from Surrey will show us how to negotiate the best deals”

Alan Stevens, President of the Global Speakers Federation, said –  “I have heard Derek speak on negotiation, from Melbourne to Manchester. I never get tired of hearing his inspirational presentations which are full of business nuggets to use in win win situations.”

Derek’s keynotes, masterclasses and workshops are educational – all based on fun with a serious intent. The serious intent being INCREASING YOUR PROFITS, your results and your confidence.

He has appeared on TV, radio and the National newspapers both here and overseas

I have worked alongside Derek for the last 5 years. He is without a shadow of a doubt one of life’s great thinkers / doers and succeeders! He forever brings great energy to a room helping delegates succeed in developing themselves and their business. Whether you decide to book him for a 1:1 or to speak at your event – you’ll be delighted with the results. I would highly recommend him” – Geoff Ramm, OMG Marketing and former President of the Professional Speaking Association

The Businessman –  In his role of Chairman of the Professional Speaking Association the membership has gone from 200 to 620 in just three years.

The Speaker – Motivational results.  In the last 20 years Derek has given more than 5000 live presentations of various sizes. He is one of only 50 people to hold the highly coveted award of Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association.

The Negotiator – Derek has been negotiating at a high level for over 25 years. He has studied the subject at Harvard, written books on the subject and his Masterclasses are serious value. His company the negotiating agency provides confidential advice on negotiating situations, with either Derek in attendance at the meetings or coaching behind the scenes.

The Business Consultant Derek quickly identifies the issues that create added value and focuses on what will increase sales, profits and staff retention. He trains and mentors the important people personally.

 Derek working with the Saracens Rugby Club first squad on Business Negotiation skills for post rugby personal development.


Derek is a visiting lecturer at Warwick University Business School and Surrey University Business School MBA courses.

“Derek is one of the good guys, honest and genuine. He is a true expert in his field. He attended my Platinum Mastermind group and delivered an excellent master class in the art of negotiation. His style is inspirational and informative. He generously delivers tremendous value within a very short space of time. A great speaker and a great speaker” – Steve Clarke, Millionaire Mentor

We really did save the best until last, I thought your presentation to our leisure conference was just right for the occasion, both challenging and thought provoking” Steve Murcer – Director Leisure Sector, NatWest.

When I wanted a fantastic speaker for a masterclass. Who did I think of immediately? Derek Arden. Derek attracted 450 people for the motivational and educational, negotiation seminar in Ljubljana”. Robert Rolih, Managing Director – Pante de Rey, Slovenia

Simply the best speaker we have had on negotiating – Ovanes Ovanessian – Conference Organiser – Sofia, Bulgaria

I will show you how to upgrade your negotiation skills, which will grow your profits, decrease your costs and improve your profits. You will be enabled to get what you want, when you want it. If you seriously want higher sales, more profitable sales and happier clients, then you are in the right place.

For daily blogs about interesting current negotiation situations – please go to the blog page.

Do you want your team to make more money? Be more successful and have less worries? Good negotiators produce results that are up to 100% better to the profit line than average negotiators!!!

A negotiator, a speaker and a presenter for over 25 years, Derek’s wealth of experience is focused on helping others get better deals, sell more at a higher price and enhance all relationships.

Derek is the only person in the United Kingdom to be a Fellow of the following three Institutions. Professional Speaking Association, Chartered Institute of Management and the IFS School of Finance.

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