Our next South Manchester event

Thursday 9th January

Mottram Hall Hotel 10.00am - 2.00pm- Wilmslow Road, Mottram,


Time - 10.30am

Presenter - Chris Brindley MBE

Topic - Why most customer service is like putting lipstick on a pig!!

Most organisations fail completely to put the customer at the heart of their decision making, despite what they say on their website and in their advertising. They operate an ?inside out? approach when customers want it completely the other way. Using a case study approach, Chris Brindley will demonstrate that most companies efforts are no more than putting lipstick on a pig!!

Chris Brindley MBE has won awards for Customer Experience, Employee Engagement and Sales. He has worked in different industries with outstanding results.  Chris will share some key points about business success, including his part in creating a ?revolution? in Banking  as the Managing Director of Metro Bank. These will include:

  • The 3 Revolutions and how they can help predict the future
  • The Service Profit Chain
  • Why ?Culture eats strategy for breakfast?
  • The Balanced Business Scorecard

After Executive roles with NatWest, British Gas and Metro Bank, Chris now has a portfolio of NED and Chair roles in Business and Sport. He also is a global keynote speaker and Executive Coach. He is Chair of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, Senior NED of the Rugby Football League, Senior NED of the Manchester Football Association, NED at Equilibrium LLP and Chair of the Sporting House Group. From a coaching perspective, Chris is the Leadership and Business Coach at Metro Bank, Switch the Play, Athlete Inspire Programme and Goodson Thomas. Chris is also a Business Mentor for the Premier League, Elite Academy managers Programme.

He has also worked extensively with academics from leading business schools as well as executives, managers and team leaders within global PLCs. Chris is passionate about creating a long term sustainable performance culture that will continue long after he has completed his work. His accolades include Britain's Best Boss, Most Outstanding Workplace at the National Business Awards; Sales & Marketing Director of the Year (3 consecutive years), and in 2017 was awarded United Kingdom, Non Executive of the Year by the Institute of Directors. Chris was recognised for his services to sport with an MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours list of 2018.


Members - £40.80 - Book Here

Non Members - £46.80 - Book Here

Chris Brindley MBE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Previous Speakers

Cody Gapare

Will Kintish

Sonya O'Sullivan

Mike Newman

Come and join us at


Thursday 9th January

Mottram Hall Hotel 10.00am - 2.00pm

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