Speaker – Alison Brittain CBE – March

Dear Members,

I hope this finds you and your families well.

I am sure that those of you who joined us last week to hear Alison Brittain CBE speak to the club will agree that it was a great evening, a very authentic and insightful reflection on the last 12 months and one that certainly left me feeling optimistic about the future. I was particularly struck by how much Alison and her team have achieved over the last year during a period, as she pointed out, when the business has essentially been closed. Thank you to Alison and to James Harding for asking the questions with such skill.

Our next virtual dinner takes place on the 7th April when we will be joined by Dame Sharon White, Chairman of John Lewis and Partners. Sharon became Chair of John Lewis in February 2020 having served as Chief Executive of Ofcom, the UK’s communication regulator, for almost five years. Sharon will be in conversation with Gideon Spanier the UK Editor-in-chief at Campaign. I know we will be in for a great evening.

As mentioned at last weeks session I would like to use this opportunity to broaden our MGGB audience and invite people who in “normal” times may not get to experience the club. One of the advantages of running virtual sessions is that we do not need to restrict numbers, so I would please encourage you to bring a guest(s) under the age of 30. Clearly, we have no desire to be ageist so feel free invite others, but it would be great to have a more diverse audience for this event.

So, I hope you will join us for what promises to be another great evening and as always, you can book online or write to Clare.

I look forward to seeing you all on 7th April.

Best wishes,


Matt Barwell
Chair, The Marketing Group of GB