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Ian Price

CHAIR FOR SOUTH DOWNS & SOLENT REGION

ABOUT

The South Downs & Solent  Academy for Chief  Executives Group provides the opportunity to unlock the potential of business leaders in and around Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester and Chichester.

The group currently comprises a diverse group of members who lead business’s ranging from construction, professional services, manufacturing, technology development to food processing, premier league football and marine engineering.

We welcome new members looking to be inspired to take their business to the next level, to realize their full potential and who want to make a contribution to their own and the personal development of others.

PHONE:

0330 111 0089

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CHAIRS

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Alister Marchant

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Upcoming events

Change management - Brockenhurst (19 October 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session with David Smith; the UK’s No.1 speaker on people engagement and business performance, while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you. David Smith has 34 years corporate experience of change management, the last 15 years of which were spent in the turnaround of Asda Retail Business. Asda has been transformed from a bankrupt broken business to the high successful retailer it is today. David is also a highly respected Author, Business Speaker and Consultant. The objective of the meeting is to give you an insight into how membership works and the benefits it brings to you and your business. You’d get a taste of what life is like being an Academy member.

Leadership and people management - Southampton (30 November 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session at the Meon Valley Hotel and Country Club, Southampton on Thursday 30 November (from 08:00-16:30), with Jeff Grout while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you. Our morning session begins with Jeff Grout; a successful business consultant specialising in leadership, people management, team building, peak performance, recruitment and retention issues. Formerly UK Managing Director of a leading international recruitment consultancy and Business Manager to Sir Clive Woodward, he holds many corporate advisory and executive coaching appointments and is also a successful business author. The objective of the meeting is to give you an insight into how membership works and the benefits it brings to you and your business. You’d get a taste of what life is like being an Academy member.

Motivation and leadership (14 December 2017) - Southampton

An opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day at the De Vere New Place Hotel, Southampton on Thursday 14 December from 08:00 to 16:30 with our only motivational speaker in Europe to have been awarded ‘Speaker of the Year’ – Nigel Risner and where you will engage in a peer group board session with other leaders like yourself. Our day will start with Nigel Risner who knows business as well as he knows life and more importantly he knows what it takes to lead a successful business. He conducts more than 150 motivational seminars and corporate speaking engagements a year for an enormous variety of companies and organisations in Britain and overseas. There is also the opportunity to meet other successful CEOs like you who are wrestling with similar challenges. Find out how you can share and learn from them and come away with some answers. To experience the peer group first-hand and what it delivers, attendees come along with a genuine business challenge and see how a variety of opinions, experiences and different perspectives can really impact on your decision making, direction and growth

Group Member Businesses