Jaguar Land Rover Boss In Driving Seat At Chamber Lunch
8:38am 24th February 2014
The boss of a major car brand has urged Dorset companies to think big.
Jeremy Hicks the MD of Jaguar Land Rover UK was speaking at the annual Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry President's Lunch.
He addressed 166 members, premier partners, patrons and guests at the event hosted by new DCCI president Paul Collins, who is an operations director at the Westover Group, which has a Jaguar dealership in Poole.
Mr Hicks said: "Think big, work hard and have concrete plans to achieve really big goals."
He added: "Have a great sense of self-belief and you can achieve your goals.
"If you think you can, you will. If you don't, you won't."
Mr Hicks outlined the success of Jaguar Land Rover in recent years, particularly since Tata motors bought the company from Ford in 2008, but also praised small-to-medium enterprises in Dorset.
"I take my hat off to small businesses. You guys know the importance of cash flow management more than anyone."
DCCI is Dorset's premier business support organisation with nearly 700 members, employing a total of just under 37,000 people countywide.
The chamber - which describes itself as the voice of business in Dorset - supports and represents businesses of all sizes and sectors.
The President's Lunch is one of more than 90 events and training courses held by the chamber every year.
(Picture: President's Lunch - Jaguar Land Rover MD Jeremy Hicks, left, and DCCI President Paul Collins, right.)