Brexit good for Britain

14 July, 2017

International speaker and former Confederation of British Industry chief Lord Digby Jones believes Brexit has opened the UK up to the world.

Lord Jones will share his thoughts on Globalisation: why it is where it is and where it is going at a special CCI breakfast on July 26.  

Renowned as ‘the face of British Business' Lord Jones released his second book Fixing Business: Making Profitable Business Work for The Good of All in April.

The book is an optimistic call to action for business leaders and decision makers everywhere and explains why profit isn't a dirty word — it's what you do with it that counts.

From the smallest shop around the corner to the largest multinational corporation, the variable upon which every facet of business success rests is people, he says.

Workers, investors, customers, creditors all ensure that wealth is created, and at the end of the day, they are what business is about.

Fixing Business shows how to harness their power to change the world.

The book reveals why business must invest more—and better—in physical and human infrastructure; why social inclusion is important for the future of business and why fixing education and the environment are at the top of the priority list.

Lord Digby Jones served as Director General of the CBI from 2000 until 2006. In 2006 he became the UK Skills Envoy and in 2007 was appointed Minister of State for UK Trade and Investment.

He did not join the party of government and without ambition to progress in politics he concentrated on the business of promoting Britain across the world, travelling to 31 countries in 45 overseas visits.

Born in Birmingham, Lord Jones originally joined the Royal Navy, before graduating from University College London and joining the law firm Edge & Ellison.

In 1998 he joined KPMG as vice-chairman of corporate finance, before taking up his role at the CBI.

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