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Strategy for Growth with John Thurso MP, Shadow Business Secretary, Liberal Democrats

Wednesday, 17 March 2010
10:30 - 12:00
The Work Foundation

Who should attend?
Business strategists, public policy specialists, HR professionals and anyone interested in what the UK needs to do in order to help speed up recovery

The Event
Earlier this year, Lord Mandelson spoke at The Work Foundation to set out his party’s strategy for growth, arguing that Britain's full recovery depended on a reassertion of the values of long-term investment in industrial competitiveness. We extended the invitation to the other two main parties and can now welcome John Thurso, Shadow Secretary of State for Business for the Liberal Democrats to outline the policies his party propose would deliver economic recovery.

Will Hutton, executive vice chair at The Work Foundation, will chair the meeting and ask questions about what a Liberal Democrat government would do to ensure the future strength of the UK if they were in power.

About John Thurso, MP
John Thurso MP was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform in Nick Clegg's October 2008 shadow cabinet re-shuffle. He is currently a member of the Treasury Select Committee, the Administration Committee and the Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art. Educated in Thurso then at Eton, he joined the Savoy Group as a management trainee in 1972. He has had a distinguished career in the hospitality industry managing the Lancaster in Paris (1981-1985) and founding Cliveden (1985-1992) before becoming CEO of Granfel Holdings, owners of East Sussex National Golf Course from 1992 to 1995. After that and until his election to Parliament, he was CEO of the Champneys group and featured in the TV documentary Trouble at the Top - Shape up with Lord Thurso, shown on BBC2 (1997). He retains his links with the industry through his Presidency of the Tourism Society and the Academy of Food and Wine Service.

                                                                                     There is no fee to attend this event 
To book onto this event, please email your name, job title, organisation and  contact details to or call on 020 7976 3505.

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