Speakers: Colin Povey
Discussion: The business of sport – when leading major change, what can business leaders learn from sporting success?
Location: 34 Mayfair, 34 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HD
Crimson & Co UK held its Winter Client Alumni dinner at 34 Mayfair, London on Thursday 10th November. Our clients from the FMCG, drinks, logistics and life sciences sectors caught up over pre-dinner drinks and then engaged in a lively talk on how business leaders can learn from sporting success.
Our guest speaker for the evening was Colin Povey, Chairman of England Netball, ex Chief Executive of Edgbaston and formerly CEO of Carlsberg UK. A great background to look at the lessons industry can learn from sport about teamwork! Colin talked us through what makes a great team and how to balance values and culture with short-term creativity to generate long term benefits. We concluded that to sustain change and maintain team culture you need a combination of newcomers for reinvigoration, talent (for obvious reasons!) and the odd maverick to shake things up. For further reading on team culture Colin suggested Legacy by James Kerr.
Many thanks to Colin and to our Alumni members for a great evening.
Speakers: Andrew Potter
Discussion: The supply chain response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis – the challenge of influencing across multiple countries, cultures and stakeholders.
Location: The Goring Hotel, Beeston Place, London
Crimson & Co held its Spring Client Alumni dinner at The Goring Hotel, London on Thursday 12th May. Networking in the early evening sunshine was followed by a fascinating speech and interesting discussions over dinner with clients across the FMCG, drinks, logistics and life sciences sectors.
Our guest speaker was Andrew Potter a good friend of Crimson & Co, whose work with the UN led to an engaging and thought provoking discussion on the supply chain response to the Syrian refugee crisis. This included the pioneering work the UN is doing on its retail supply chains in countries such as, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Niger and Kenya.
Many thanks to Andrew for sharing his insights with us. Thank you also to our Alumni members who made this a wonderful evening and great networking event.
A huge thank you to all our guests who attended our event last week.
On Thursday, 25 February, we celebrated Supply Chain Cover formally becoming Crimson & Co. Our team from Melbourne, Sydney and London were joined by clients, friends and suppliers for a drinks reception at Jardin Tan in Melbourne’s botanical gardens. We were delighted to see so many of our clients there.
During the evening there were speeches by Peter Quine, Frans Verheij and Richard Powell on the history of Supply Chain Cover, the future of Crimson & Co and the exciting opportunities for us and our clients.
The atmosphere was lively and time seemed to fly. We received a lot of positive feedback at the end of the evening and it was a great celebration!