Dave Linton

CEO, Madlug
Dave Linton

Dave Linton’s only experience in the luggage industry was bags of enthusiasm when he started Madlug in 2015. As a youth worker he was heartbroken to learn that most children in care transport their worldly belongings in a bin bag. In that moment, Dave set out to do something about it. With just £480, he started Madlug with a ‘Buy one Give one’ approach: with every bag purchased, one is given to a child in care.

There are over 90,000 children in care in the UK and Ireland. One child enters the UK care system every 15 minutes. What’s more, over half are victims of neglect or abuse. Because children in care aren’t given a voice, the public don’t know about the problems they face every day. Which is why it’s so important that their story is heard.

David’s keynote speaking topics include but are not limited to: the power of a story,  courageous leadership,  finding and clarifying your ‘why’, and increasing your social impact with business.

 

 

Dave Linton