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06 November 2012



We were be joined by three remarkable leaders… Martin McCourt was CEO of Dyson, leading the firm’s phenomenal expansion while James focused on design and innovation. In his last few years alone, while the country slipped into recession, he oversaw a doubling of turnover and trebling of profits.

Andrew Strauss became only the third England cricket captain in history to win the Ashes both home and away. His original game plan was to achieve world No.1 ranking within five years; working closely with Andy Flower, they reached their goal in half the time.

Will Butler-Adams is helping to lead the push for UK manufacturing. His Brompton Bicycle Company design, produce and distribute 30,000 folding bikes each year from their London factory, with half the parts made onsite. Overseas customers, including the Chinese, account for 70% of sales.


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