The CBI annual dinner in Cumbria was once again hosted by Low Wood Bay hotel in what was a fantastic evening enjoyed by many of the region’s movers and shakers.
The several courses of food were enjoyed by everyone but me. As a very fussy vegetarian the high class food was too much for my palate, I didn’t have the heart to ask for some chips and beans!
After Confit of Duck, Lobster bisque, blade of beef and Clementine sponge, followed by cheese, the full room listened to John Cridland CBE who is the director general of the CBI.
He spoke through his key campaigns for 2013 which were:
Getting Britain building
Creating a global role for Britain in a new Europe
Encouraging high-growth export champions
Delivering for consumers and communities
These four points point towards the overall aim this year of “Delivering prosperity through private-sector growth”
Also of note and specific interest to me was how the CBI are now working to get involved in education much early. Historically trade organisations and employers have often had close connections to universities and colleges, but the CBI believes education needs to change much earlier. They are hoping to change education to be more “Grounded, Rounded and Rigerous”. The suggestions certainly sounded common sense to me!
If you would like £10 worth of English Lakes Hotels vouchers for use across the group for a range of activities, comment below and let me know what “CBI” stands for. I’ll pull the winner out of a hat on Friday. Vouchers courtesy of me.
The dinner is sponsored by:
English Lakes Hotels, Resorts and Venues – Associate sponsor
The Royal Bank of Scotland – Associate sponsor
United Utilities – Associate Sponsor
Sellafield Ltd – Main Sponsor