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An Evening With...Sir Tom Farmer, Cvo, Cbe, Kcsg, Dl

An evening with...

This was an inspirational evening where Members came along and listened to Sir Tom, one of Scotland's foremost entrepreneurs and philanthropists talk about his business and personal journey.

Please see feedback below from Members who attended this event:

Venue information

No 29, Glasgow 29 Royal Exchange Square
G1 3AJ

0141 225 5615


Dr Charan Gill, MBE, Harlequin Leisure Investments, www.harlequinrealestate.com


  • Sir Tom Farmer, CVO, CBE, KCSG, DL

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"Good understanding that it is possible to have a strong moral ethos and be successful in business"

"The value was Sir Tom who is a world class speaker sharing his knowledge!"

"Some common sense business advice and a good insight to building a good team around you"

"Excellent networking. An excellent talk by a business legend - a true privilege to hear Sir Tom's story"

"Very inspirational listening to Sir Tom"

"Sir Tom is an amazing inspirational speaker who is a role model for all businesses"

"Sir Tom is a very inspirational speaker - real positive outlook on life - self motivated and the offering of time to spend with him was super too, very generous"

"The value for me was an insight into Sir Tom's business, it was also a good opportunity to network with some interesting people"

"Sir Tom was an inspiration and an insight into a self motivated individual with world wide respect and appeal"

"Sir Tom was an excellent speaker totally motivational"

"Inspiration and knowledge exchange from Sir Tom is always excellent"

"I was inspired by the passion, good networking and lovely food"

"Being my first event I was really pleased at the amount of advice and assistance people are able to give to help me learn in my own business"

"Key tip - value your people"

"Key tips for me - the customer is No1 we are always told but so are employees/service providers - get the 3 right and its much easier"

"It was a reminder of how important it is to value everyone within your team. If you look after the staff and they are happy then clients will receive good service and be happy which then provides returns for shareholders"

"Business is all about the people"

"Key tips for me - always remain positive - surround yourself with people you know and trust - know when you need expert help - think about your community and what can you do to help it"

"People are important - this is the key message that comes out of all these events"

"Key tips for me - team performance needs the correct people and vision. People must find their way to self motivate and must enjoy what they do"

"Key tips - encouragement is key and the importance of ensuring that teams are self motivated"

"Sir Tom was very inspiring and has made me realise that the drive and enthusiasm has to always be there. If something doesn't work - learn from it and move on"

"Charan as usual, was very professional and entertaining"

"Charan was great as always"

"Charan was excellent, perfect mix of good introduction, humour and candour"

"Charan kept it short and simple, it was perfect"

"Very open and honest - I guess we should expect nothing less from Sir Tom"

"Sir Tom was informative, funny, realistic and helpful"

"Sir Tom gave an excellent presentation and a good insight to one of scotland's leading business figures"

"I would highly recommend listening to Sir Tom to anyone wanting to be inspired, he has some great ethics"

"Sir Tom came across as speaking with sincerity and in an openness that I welcome from someone with such a high public profile. It felt like we heard the 'real' person"

"Sir Tom was - FANTASTIC"

"Sir Tom was excellent in everyway that you want business role models to be"

"Sir Tom was inspirational"

"This event was faultless"

"Well done to the team, an excellent way to spend an evening"

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