• 6 Sep 2023
  • In-person

Summer barbecue and networking


Fantastic Connect opportunity with amazing guest speakers Steve Smith (founder of Poundland) and Matt Hadlington (senior business engagement manager at HS2).

Network with local professionals in a relaxed environment at this joint IoD and Chutney & Chat barbecue with this joint event co-hosted by Chutney & Chat, IoD British Asian Group and IoD Coventry and Warwickshire.

We are excited to be joined by two fantastic speakers including Steve Smith (founder of Poundland) and Matt Hadlington (senior business engagement manager at HS2).

Please do join us, we look forward to welcoming you.

Book here: www.chutneyandchat.co.uk


Matt Hadlington

Matt is currently the Acting Head of Public affairs at HS2, and also leads on the Project’s business engagement programme. Having spent the vast majority of his career working on Major Infrastructure projects within the rail sector, for the last seven years he has worked in numerous roles at HS2, including Community and Business Engagement, Communications and Stakeholder Management.

Steven Smith

Steven Smith Founded Poundland In December 1990, Changing The British High Street And The Way People Shop. 85% Of All People In Britain Have Been Into Or Shopped In A Poundland Store. Steven’s Theory Is That If You Get The Pricing Right, Everything Sells And That There Is No Such Thing As Bad Products, Only Bad Prices. He Was Proved Right, When They Took £13,000 On Their First Day And He Sold His Business For An Astonishing £50 Million In 2002. The Industry Is Now Worth A Staggering £5 Billion.

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