Author: Dr John Blakey

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The Sureserve Group employs over 2,300 people, delivers award-winning projects across the UK in building, improving, maintaining and developing buildings and services for social housing, schools and colleges. The company generates annual revenues of £299.5m. In this interview, The Group CEO, Bob Holt OBE, talks about the importance of trust as the foundation for strong leadership to help businesses recover from past failure.

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Ciaran was appointed UK Managing Director of CBRE in January 2013. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management. Ciaran played rugby for London Irish for ten years as a back row and professionally for three years. In this interview, Ciaran talks about his beliefs about trust as a sportsman and as a business leader,

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Howard was appointed Chief Executive of BSI Group in January 2009.  He has played a leading role in developing a new generation of standards to help organizations become better governed and more responsible.  In 2017, for the 18th consecutive year, BSI achieved record revenue of £473m and an operating surplus of £59.5m.

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Andrew Selley is the CEO of Bidfood UK who are a leading foodservice wholesale distributor and the preferred supply partner for over 60,000 customers across the UK. Andrew is also a Commissioner on the RSA’s Food, Farming & Countryside Commission. In this interview with the Trusted Executive Foundation,

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Peter Gibbs was formerly the Director of Brakes Group, a leading supplier to the foodservice sector in the UK, Ireland, France and Sweden serving tens of thousands of customers across Europe every day.  In this interview, Peter shares with us his views on trust and its power in creating a clear cohesive and proactive foundation within organisations to support change and performance improvement.  

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In 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world’s leading design, engineering and project management consultancies, creating a global fully integrated professional services and project management company with over 50,000 employees and annual revenues of approximately £7 billion. After several years as the CEO of Atkins’ Energy business, Martin is now EVP of Engineering &

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Forget losing a world cup semi-final. Remember the emergence of a new leadership role model in Gareth Southgate. Forget the beautiful game. Remember the beautiful man. Remember Brand Gareth. For in these times when we desperately need leadership that relies upon the power of trust, rather than leadership that trusts in power,

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Tristia has been the Chief Executive Officer at TalkTalk Telecom Group plc since May 2017, having been an Executive Director at the company since June 2014. TalkTalk aims to be the leading value for money connectivity provider and trusted value champion in the UK telecoms market.  TalkTalk’s annual turnover to 31 March 2018 was £1,658m.

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As Managing Director of Harrods, Michael Ward has one of the most prominent roles in luxury retail. Since joining the business in 2005, he has enabled Harrods to become the successful business it is today with eight straight years of soaring profits. The world-famous London department store broke its sales record in January this year smashing the £2 billion annual sales mark for the first time.

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‘Whatever you do, don’t mention Donald Trump’. This was the final bit of advice I received from colleagues as I prepared for my trip to the US to speak to Vistage CEO advisory groups in Boston and Chicago on the topic of The Trusted Executive. I don’t know about you,

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