“It’s an enormous honour and privilege to be elected Master of the Marketors’ Company for 2019 and I intend the year to be as memorable as possible.
I am offering a varied programme of traditional, business and social events that, I sincerely hope, will appeal to everyone. I believe that Marketing is all about creating opportunities. The best mindset for creative endeavour is one of excitement and, above all, optimism.
With this in mind I chose the theme of my year to be “Optimism Offers Opportunity”. Optimism is believing that solutions will be found and opportunities will result. I firmly believe that this represents the attitude we should adopt as we look to the future uncertainties of 2019 and immediately beyond. A positive approach to the challenges ahead of us will certainly help us in achieving our goals, both national and personal.
In my year as Master Marketor, I intend to use this approach within both the company and the industry sector, maximizing on the opportunities ahead of us.
I plan to engage more with our “out of town” membership by visiting various parts of the country and holding Marketor evenings away from the City of London.
I have introduced the “Marketor Scholar” scheme to provide our Award winners with support and opportunities to assist in shaping their careers, including participation in our very active mentoring programme to help guide them on to next stages.
Our Outreach initiative and Mentor programme are doing excellent work and have achieved a strong profile within the City and industry sector. I plan to see that these continue to be supported wholeheartedly. By the same token The Marketors Trust continues with its superb work and I will be looking to raise its profile during the year and increasing member participation.
More so, I am keen to see our Membership staying actively engaged with the Company and benefitting from resources available.
My wife Carol, now Master’s Lady, and I look forward to meeting as many of our fellow Marketors as possible during the year."