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Stephen Fry pleased as punch with new appointment

16th August 2010

It has been announced that Stephen Fry has been appointed to join the board at Norwich City football club to act as an ambassador for last season’s League One winners.  Stephen will be joining Delia Smith CBE who has been a majority shareholder at Norwich since 1996 and has proclaimed that "Having one of the club's most passionate supporters who just happens to also be one of the country's best-loved performers join us to act as an ambassador for the football club will be just fantastic."  Stephen is also pleased as punch with his appointment, "Having been shockingly overlooked by successive Norwich City managers all these years as a player, I have come to the sad conclusion that it is probably unlikely now that I will ever be picked to play for the first team.  But I am happy instead to play my part in another capacity, as that of a proud and passionate ambassador for the great game of football.” 

Football has attracted the support of a fair number of prominent writers, chefs and business leaders over the years.  The star of Dragons’ Den Theo Paphitis took Millwall Football Club out of administration and into the championship, taking the Lions to Wembley Stadium, and even working to reduce football hooliganism.  Keynote speaker Heather Rabbatts was also Chief Executive of Millwall and previously worked as a barrister and Director of the Bank of England.  Heather speaks not only about women in business and management but also on the subject of leadership, change, and strategy.  In 2008 she was named Scottish Widows Business Woman of the Year. 

Star of The Apprentice Karren Brady is also a renowned motivational speaker and in January of this year she was appointed vice-chairman of West Ham United.  She was Managing Director of Birmingham City Football Club from 1993-2009 and successfully turned the club’s fortunes around.  Karren’s boss on The Apprentice Lord Alan Sugar is also the former chairman of Tottenham, and leadership speaker David Dein is former vice-chairman of Arsenal and former vice-chairman of the FA.  David is now England’s 2018-2022 International President of the World Cup bid and is a very successful businessman. 

So if you are looking for a speaker who can link the worlds of sport and business in relation to motivation, leadership, strategy, and change we work with a huge range of speakers so just let us know how we can help.

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