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Ian Farrar



August 5 in South Shields, UK



Far North Sales & Marketing
Industry Angel Business Podcast

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Meet Ian Farrar, a seasoned business professional, entrepreneur, and the visionary founder of Far North Ltd. With over two decades of experience in global sales & marketing, Ian has cultivated a profound understanding of the enterprise landscape.

Beyond his impressive business acumen, Ian has lent his expertise to public and third sector organisations, he currently serves as a non-executive director for six boards, contributing to their growth and development.

Ian's influence extends beyond the boardroom. As a self-proclaimed 'Social Evangelist,' he thrives on building meaningful connections across various social platforms. One of his proudest achievements is the creation and hosting of the UK's top-ranking business podcast, Industry Angel. This remarkable venture earned Ian a well-deserved nomination for a European influencer award, alongside renowned names like Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Ferris.


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Sales professional Ian Farrar has over 20 years in global business development roles.  Trained by the UK Institute of Directors, Ian has successfully negotiated business deals… as well as scams, martial arts street fights and car crashes on his global travels, but that's a story for another day!

With a strong, global network of influential contacts to call on, Ian has held management and operational leadership positions for engineering and technology companies.  Ian also has impressive experience holding non-executive directorships for public sector organisations.

Passionate about driving growth and exposure into forward thinking clients, entrepreneur Ian founded the sales and marketing agency Far North to assist organisations in his native North-East England.

Via his company, Far North Ltd Ian enjoys working with clients to coach them through their business growth and strategy plans and works one-on-one with individuals to realise their potential.  Ian delivers upskilling group masterclasses such as Business Model Canvas, Social Media Mastery and Sales Leadership.

As a self-confessed Social Evangelist, Ian embraces relationships across many social platforms.  Founding and hosting the UK’s top-ranking business podcast Industry Angel, saw Ian nominated for a European influencer award alongside Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Ferris.

In his speaking roles, Ian often shares his burn out experience that landed him pushing through businesses meetings with beta blockers and ultimately collapsing in hospital.  Ian subsequently fired himself from corporate life in 2015.  With a calling to share his thoughts on culture and leadership, Ian speaks passionately about the need for leaders to protect their teams from work place stress.  “People don't leave a good position, they leave a bad manager.  A red felt pool table and a pinball machine does not tick the culture box”.


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