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Business Leaders Lecture 2014

More than 150 business people have attended the inaugural Rothmans Accountants Business Leaders Lecture, ‘The Pursuit of Excellence’, given by Andrew Ball, Global Communications and Heritage Manager for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

The audience at last week’s event at the University of Winchester gained an exclusive insight into the secrets of success that lie behind the growth over 110 years of one of Britain’s most renowned global brands.

Andrew Bennett, Partner at Rothmans, said: “Andrew Ball’s speech was a great hit with everyone who attended this event, with feedback including comments such as “inspirational” and “really, really interesting”.  

“Sir Henry Royce’s ethos by which the modern-day Rolls-Royce Motor Company lives still holds: ‘Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it.”

After a question and answer session, many of the delegates enjoyed a close-up look at the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe brought along for the event, while taking the opportunity to network.

Andrew Ball was presented with a cheque for £1,000 for the Chichester-based Parents and Carers Support Organisation (PACSO), voted by the Rolls-Royce workforce to be this year’s house charity.

Rothmans run a number of popular business seminars throughout the year, including a humorously insightful look at the budget in the spring and an economic update in the autumn.

The Business Leaders Lectures are aimed at further supporting the region’s businesses, covering a number of topics from people with impressive track records in a range of industry sectors.

If you are interested in attending future seminars and/or lectures, please contact your local Rothmans office.