TOP TROUBLESHOOTER PUTS ON THE STYLE
businessman Sir John Harvey-Jones (pictured left) put
on the style when the University's MBA Alumni Association presented him
with a stunning hand-painted silk waistcoat to match his flamboyant personality.
Presenter of BBC 2's business show 'Troubleshooter - Back in Business',
Sir John is also honorary president of the MBA Alumni Association and
was Chancellor of the University from 1986 to 1991.
The presentation, which was made by Alumni Association Chair, Anne Hall,
(pictured below) celebrated the continual
support Sir John has given the University over the years.
The outspoken former boss of ICI and a tireless champion of British industry,
he later spoke to business leaders and interested members of the public,
when he addressed the local centre of the Institute of Financial Services
(ifs) - the official brand of The Chartered Institute of Bankers - at
a lecture in the Great Hall. Introducing him, the Vice-President of the
Bradford ifs, Jill Foley, quoted the Sunday Times: "Sir John is that rare
animal - a businessman that makes business exciting." Taking time out
from his hectic schedule, Sir John spoke of the difficulties facing "wage-slaves
and entrepreneurs" and argued that managers can succeed in business if
they help their staff to believe they can succeed.
"If people believe they can do things, they are capable of the most extraordinary
achievements," he said.
waistcoat, which depicts the University of Bradford and the University's
School of Management logos, was made by West Yorkshire-based Prince's
Trust company, Mushroom, which also created colourful ties for the likes
of TV presenters Jon Snow and Richard Whiteley.
The garment was the brainchild of the School of Management Business Development
Director, Robert McClements, who has supported the Prince's Trust and
saw the potential for a perfect gift for Sir John.
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