CBI DIRECTOR-GENERAL TO RETURN TO COUNTY ROOTS
11th April 2012
It’s a real coup for us to be able to welcome John Cridland back to his Lincolnshire roots and we’re looking forward with anticipation to hear what he will have to say
John Cridland, Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Boston Grammar School old boy, will return to Lincolnshire to share his thoughts on business and the economy in the autumn.
He will be the keynote speaker at the annual Duncan & Toplis Directors’ Briefing which this year will be held on Wednesday 12th September at the Belton Woods Hotel near Grantham.
As Director-General of the CBI John Cridland has influenced the nation’s economic policy and been the voice of UK business locally, nationally and internationally.
At the event, which aims to inform and update company directors in the region, he will discuss such issues as the state of the UK economy, how the CBI is working to secure private sector growth, the UK’s exporting potential and business needs from the education system.
Adrian Reynolds, Managing Partner at Duncan and Toplis, said they were delighted to have such an influential speaker advising the county’s business leaders.
“The event is aimed at those with corporate governance responsibilities, where John Cridland has vast knowledge and experience,” he said.
“It’s a real coup for us to be able to welcome John back to his Lincolnshire roots and we’re looking forward with anticipation to hear what he will have to say.”
John Cridland was educated at Boston Grammar School and has an MA in History from Christ's College, Cambridge. He joined the CBI as a policy adviser in 1982 and has been Director both of Environmental Affairs and of Human Resources Policy. He became Deputy Director-General in 2000 and took the helm of the organisation in 2010.
He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Lincoln in 2011.
Other speakers at the Duncan & Toplis Directors’ Briefing will be confirmed later in the year. To register your interest in the event please email or call 01476 591200.
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About Duncan and Toplis
Duncan & Toplis was established in 1925 and has since grown into one of the largest independent firms of chartered accountants in the Midlands.
The company has 10 offices throughout the East Midlands: in Grantham, Boston, Lincoln, Louth, Melton Mowbray, Newark, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding and Stamford.
Duncan & Toplis offers a wide range of services to small to large-sized family businesses, from accountancy, audit and tax to payroll, human resources and computer services.
The business employs around 300 staff, of whom 85 are currently engaged in professional training.
About the CBI
The CBI is the UK’s premier business lobbying organisation, providing a voice for employers at a national and international level. It speaks for more than 240,000 companies of every size, including many in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 350, SMEs, micro-businesses, private and family owned businesses, start-ups and trade associations.