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Business Guru Addresses Disability Challengers Champions

Published on: 22 Jan, 2013
Updated on: 22 Jan, 2013

Challengers ChampionsA former senior partner of top City business advisers, Accenture recently addressed an exclusive meeting of the Disability Challengers Business Club.

David Clinton, the new chairman of the children’s charity Disability Challengers, told a collection of more than 40 Surrey businesses that motivation was the key to getting the most out of your workforce.

“If people are not motivated, they won’t perform for you,” he told the members of the club and their guests at a breakfast hosted by Challenger Champion Loseley Park in The Great Hall.

“You have to know what makes people tick and what their career development plan is. As an  employer you need to provide the right environment for them to progress. So, understand why your staff come to work. Think about them as individuals. Motivating is the most difficult challenge, while getting the skills and knowledge and managing staff are easier.”

The breakfast seminar was one of a series set up exclusively for the education of the 23 businesses who are members of the Business Club. There are at least three seminars a year involving experts, who advise on matters such as motivation, customer service and negotiating. Last year Damon Hill talked about handling stress and the parallels between business and Formula 1. This year already Jon Kamaluddin, the international director of the fashion portal, and the highly successful businessman Chris Ingram are set to speak at the Club.

This was set up two years ago and members pay a subscription of £1,000.00 a year to attend the exclusive seminars and a gala supper with a celebrity guest speaker – in October it was Michael Buerk, one of the country’s most respected broadcasters.

Challengers Club member and owner of Loseley Park, Michael More-Molyneux said: “It’s always a delight to have Disability Challengers at Loseley and we’re very proud as a family to support it and all its wonderful work. It’s such an imaginative concept to have a meeting just of businesses. So much is done both for the businesses and the charity as a result. So much is accomplished.”

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