Boss of employers’ organisation to be guest speaker at business gathering in Grantham

John Cridland, director-general of the CBI,  speaking at the Duncan & Toplis 4th annual Directors' Briefing at Belton Woods Hotel, near Grantham.  Picture: Stuart Wilde Photography Ltd Tel: 07974 695626 ENGEMN00120120210112449
John Cridland, director-general of the CBI, speaking at the Duncan & Toplis 4th annual Directors' Briefing at Belton Woods Hotel, near Grantham. Picture: Stuart Wilde Photography Ltd Tel: 07974 695626 ENGEMN00120120210112449
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The director-general of the Confederation of British Industry will be among the guest speakers at a special business briefing in Grantham.

John Cridland, who retires as the CBI’s director-general next month, will join the minister of state for skills, Nick Boles MP, at the Duncan & Toplis Directors’ Briefing.

The event will take place at the Belton Woods Hotel near Grantham on November 27.

Mr Cridland and Mr Boles, MP for Grantham and Stamford, are two of the headlining speakers confirmed for the event, which seeks to offer insight to business leaders from across the East Midlands.

Mr Cridland’s appearance at the briefing will be one of his first speaking engagements following his retirement from his role at the CBI on November 15.

Mr Cridland was brought up in Boston, Lincolnshire, and attended Boston Grammar School before reading history at Christ’s College Cambridge.

Other speakers include Martin Dalby, the chief executive of Center Parcs, Neil Parker, FX Market Strategist at NatWest, Michael Pace, partner at Andrew & Co LLP, Kate Nowicki, area director for ACAS East Midlands, Ingle Dawson, senior leadership consultant at Kaplan and Stuart Green, managing director of Stuart J Green Digital Engineering Ltd.

Adrian Reynolds, managing director at Duncan & Toplis, which has offices in Castlegate, Grantham, said: “The seventh annual Directors’ Briefing promises to be an essential event for business leaders across the region.

“This year’s theme is Leading the Pack and the emphasis will be on businesses developing their workforce and striving to be the best in their field.

“We have an extremely well informed and influential line-up of speakers who are sure to provide our audience with an insightful commentary on the commercial landscape.

“They will be drawing on their business acumen and experience to advise our audience on how businesses can lead from the front and take full advantage of the brightening economic outlook.”

The briefing begins with registration from 8.30am for a 9am start and concludes at about 1pm with lunch.

Attendance at the event is free and includes a buffet lunch.

To book a place visit the website or call Hannah Clark on 01522 507000.