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Greggs boss ‘honoured’ by OBE for promoting equality

Greggs boss ‘honoured’ by OBE for promoting equality

first_imgGreggs chief executive Roger Whiteside has said he is “delighted and honoured” after receiving an OBE in recognition of his services to women and equality.Whiteside was awarded the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List. The order rewards contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the civil service.In 2016, Whiteside joined the Women’s Business Council, which was set up in 2012 by Theresa May to help tackle barriers to women’s progression. Three women hold non-exec posts on Greggs’ eight-strong main board:Allison Kirkby: President and CEO of European telecoms company Tele 2, Kirkby has held roles at businesses including Procter and Gamble, Virgin Media and Shine.Helena Ganczakowski: Worked for Unilever for 23 years and held senior positions in brand management and marketing. Has a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.Sandra Turner: Was commercial director for Tesco Ireland, and has worked in sales and marketing roles for Unilever and Wilkinson Sword.Greggs said Whiteside believed gender equality should be a priority for all businesses to ensure they maximised and nurtured in-house talent.The company operates a Female Career Development Programme to encourage women to pursue a progressive career.“I am proud to play my part, alongside a great team of people both at Greggs and through the Women’s Business Council, to promote equality of opportunity and progression for women in the workplace,” said Whiteside. “It is not just the right thing to do, but makes good business sense and contributes to our economic growth and development.“Our board continues to believe it is in the best interests of the company to bring women through to the very top of the organisation. We are proud of the fact that almost half of our management population are female, with growing representation at our highest executive levels.”Greggs this week raised its profit expectations from £86m to £88m.last_img read more

Something Rotten! Will Release a Cast Recording

Something Rotten! Will Release a Cast Recording

first_img Related Shows Something Rotten! View Comments See (and hear?) the light! The new musical comedy Something Rotten! will release a cast album digitally on June 2 and in stores on July 17. The Ghostlight recording will feature stars Brian d’Arcy James, John Cariani and Tony winner Christian Borle singing your new favorite show tunes, including “Welcome to the Renaissance,” “Will Power” and “A Musical.” The Casey Nicholaw-helmed production opens officially at the St. James Theatre on April 22.Something Rotten! features a score by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. Set in the 1590s, the show follows brothers Nick (d’Arcy James) and Nigel (Cariani) Bottom, who are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as “The Bard” (Borle). When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self…and all that jazz.In addition to d’Arcy James, Cariani and Borle, the cast includes Brad Oscar, Heidi Blickenstaff, Kate Reinders, Brooks Ashmanskas, Peter Bartlett, Gerry Vichi and Michael James Scott. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017last_img read more

Gabriel Martinelli offers verdict on Arsenal signing Willian

Gabriel Martinelli offers verdict on Arsenal signing Willian

first_imgAdvertisement Gabriel Martinelli offers verdict on Arsenal signing Willian Coral BarryFriday 28 Aug 2020 11:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Mikel Arteta discusses changes at ArsenalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:46FullscreenMikel Arteta discusses changes at Arsenalhttps://metro.co.uk/video/mikel-arteta-discusses-changes-arsenal-2238696/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli tells Mikel Arteta his preferred positionMORE: Ray Parlour urges Mikel Arteta to sell Alexandre Lacazette to fund further Arsenal signingsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Martinelli is excited about the signing of Willian (Picture: Getty)He said: ‘I always idolised Cristiano Ronaldo as I have said in many interviews, the way he is always giving 110 per cent and he is always breaking records- I want to mirror that. ‘But in this team I look up to Auba, he is an incredible guy. He is always scoring goals, in the games and in training he always wants more.‘He always wants to win and is always giving 100 per cent. That’s the mentality I want to follow.’center_img Comment Willian arrived from Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Gabriel Martinelli is looking forward to playing alongside Willian and believes the new Arsenal signing will help the Gunners win titles.Willian, 32, was snapped up from Chelsea on a free transfer and could go straight into Mikel Arteta’s side.The Brazilian’s arrival will mean more competition for places, but Martinelli insisted he was pleased with the signing.Asked who Willian could possibly replace in the side, Martinelli told Youtube channel Desimpedidos: ‘It could be me. He is a great player.ADVERTISEMENT‘He has won a lot and he is going to help us to win titles.’Martinelli is expected to miss the rest of the year to a knee injury after ending a superb debut season on a sour note.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe 19-year-old was an instant hit at the Emirates and says he models his attitude on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s mentality. Advertisementlast_img read more