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Exceptional, January-June 2011 - Welcome - EY - United Kingdom

Exceptional, January–June 2011Welcome

Exceptional: Entrepreneurship + Innovation = Growth

For the past three years, the media has had its sights trained on the credit crunch and its aftermath. Not a day goes by without a headline proclaiming the demise of another company or that the banks still aren’t lending.

Look beyond today’s papers, however, and you’ll find an army of companies who have got their eyes on not just the coming months, but the coming decades.

Whether long-established family businesses or young, energetic enterprises, they are eschewing short-term gain in favor of sustainable growth, strategic acquisitions and solid succession planning.

This issue of Exceptional speaks to some of the people leading these companies, asking them how they achieve success over the long term.

One such man is Mario Moretti Polegato, founder of Italian footwear company Geox. Likewise, Bolton-based Verna Group already supplies its infection-fighting products to 90% of the NHS. Now, Chief Executive Karen Haslam has embarked on a major international expansion.

Learn how CEO Aliza Jabes, of Nuxe, turned a laboratory specializing in plant-based products into a successful skincare brand with a growing global presence.

This issue also highlights how Discovery CEO, Adrian Gore, took advantage of social and political changes in South Africa to pioneer a creative approach to selling healthcare.

Also featured is Sir Michael Marshall, the third-generation leader of Marshall Group, the British aerospace and motor company, which recently celebrated its centenary.

Additionally, our new study on “Intrapreneurship” highlights the importance of nurturing creative thinking within organizations.

This is just a small taster of what’s inside — I hope you find plenty to inspire and entertain.

If you would like a copy of the full magazine with other insights from leading companies across EMEIA please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Enjoy the read in the meantime!

Julie Teigland
Strategic Growth Markets,
Markets Leader,

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