Weetabix boss backs Leadership Symposium

By Mike Stones

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Weetabix ceo Giles Turrell is backing tommorrow’s third Leadership Symposium
Weetabix ceo Giles Turrell is backing tommorrow’s third Leadership Symposium

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Weetabix ceo Giles Turrell is backing the third Leadership Symposium – which takes place tomorrow (November 28) at Rothamsted Research Centre – as a place to update food and drink industry leadership skills.

The Weetabix boss said the symposium was “a fantastic event to hear from experienced leaders across the industry. With the many joint issues we face, from the economy, day to day trading, to Brexit, this is a wonderful opportunity to hear from such a distinguished line up”.

Discussing what lessons food industry leaders can learn from the sports field will be the former Wales, British and Irish Lions international rugby union player Marytn Williams and five times gold winning Paralympian Hannah Cockcroft.

International rugby union player

The symposium will compare and contrast management styles in business and sport, as well as celebrating food and drink achievments.

Other speakers taking part will be Lord Price, minister for trade andiInvestment, Allan Leighton, Co-op chairman, David Cheesewright, president and chairman of Walmart International and Alison Horner, chief people officer at Tesco.

The symposium will close with a presentation from Andrew Higginson, chairman of Morrisons and the president of GroceryAid.

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Coca-Cola European Partners vice president and general manager Leendert Den Hollander said symposium offered the opportunity for “dialogue and interaction on key leadership issues second to none. Just look at the speakers”.

Tickets for the event cost £695 per ticket + VAT. All proceeds will go towards the charities GroceryAid and WorkingOptions in Education

For more details about the event, telephone 01865 823895 or email Paul Monk​.

Meanwhile, don’t miss FoodManufacture.co.uk’s guest article ​from GroceryAid​ chief executive Steve Barnes, inviting food and drink manufacturers to back the charity.

What they say about leadership

“All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: It was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.”

  • John Kenneth Galbraith​, economist

“In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love.”

  • Warren Buffett​, investment guru

“Don't be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And, most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

  • Steve Jobs​, technology entrepreneur

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