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SMF ANNUAL DINNER SPEECHES – MAY 2016

The President’s Speech – by James Raby, Treasurer (on behalf of David Falzani, President)

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My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends and Fellows, it is my great pleasure to welcome you all to our Annual Dinner. The Sainsbury Management Fellowship scheme was founded 29 years ago by Lord Sainsbury to demonstrate the value of a combined business and engineering education in improving the performance of the UK economy.

It does this first, by selecting the brightest young engineers, and providing them with scholarships to the top 14 MBA schools in the world, and then by providing an alumni support and development network, as well as crucially, a programme of outbound communications, to create a whole, that, we hope, is greater than the sum of its parts.

Lord Sainsbury’s Speech

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I always enjoy being at the Sainsbury Management Fellows’ Annual Dinner for two reasons. Firstly, because it is good to spend time in the company of people who share one’s views on the importance of engineering for enterprise and wealth creation. And, secondly, because I am immensely proud of what you do, and that you have taken ownership of the Sainsbury Management Fellows scheme. When the scheme was set up 29 years ago the idea was simply to fund a small number of the best young engineers to go abroad to get MBAs.

Royal Academy of Engineering & SMF Networking Reception – January 2016

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The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and SMF held a joint reception, hosted by RAEng Chairman, Chris Earnshaw. The reception gave guests the opportunity to learn more about the RAEng/SMF collaborations which are helping to promote engineering and advance the careers of talented young engineers. Speeches were made by Professor Dame Ann Dowling, President of the RAEng; David Falzani, President of Sainsbury Management Fellows and Lord Sainsbury of Turville, founder of the SMF MBA Scholarship. Read all the speeches below:

If you would like to know more about any of the initiatives discussed in the speeches, contact the SMF office SMF office

Speech by Professor Dame Ann Dowling DBE FREng FRS

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It is a great pleasure to speak to you this evening at this reception celebrating the relationship between the Academy, The Gatsby Charitable Foundation and The Sainsbury Management Fellowship.

As many of you know, the aim of these fellowships is to improve the economic performance of UK engineering, manufacturing and construction businesses by providing a resource of highly motivated engineers who complement their technical qualifications with a first class business education in an international environment.

Speech by David Falzani, SMF President

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Standing here in Prince Philip House, I’d like to say how inspiring it was to hear Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh recently on Radio 4’s Today Programme say, “Everything that wasn’t invented by God was invented by an engineer”. How flattering and how true that is!

We are pleased to share and support the goals of the Royal Academy, one of which is to make the UK the leading nation for engineering innovation. For many years SMFs have participated in the Academy’s Engineering Leadership Awards and Executive Engineer programmes and we are mentors to many of the ELAs and Executive Engineers.

Speech by Lord Sainsbury

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I am pleased to see so many of you here this evening. It is good to be with people who share one’s view’s on the importance of enterprise and innovation in UK wealth creation and the critical role that engineering must play. On this, we all agree.

You are also no doubt aware that Engineering employers are projected to need 1.82 Million people with engineering skills from 2012-2022. This is the challenge, but there is an upside: if the demand for new engineering jobs can be filled, it will generate an additional £27 billion per year for the UK economy from 2022.

CHRISTMAS CURRY – DECEMBER 2015

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We had a record attendance at the Christmas Curry at Millbank Spice – everyone was in high spirits. An excellent opportunity for informal networking and a delicious meal.

 

MEMBERS’ DINNER – SEPTEMBER 2015

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Guest Speaker: Professor Andrew Kakabadse

Andrew Kakabadse, Author of Bloomsbury’s management book of the year, The Success Formula, How to deliver outstanding value spoke about how the world’s best organisations deliver value to their stakeholders at the New Fellows’ Dinner on 3 September 2015.

You can hear some of the presentation here.
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To learn more about Professor Kakabadse’s work, click here.

Andrew Kakabadse is Professor of International Management Development at Cranfield University, School of Management. Andrew is currently Visiting Professor/Scholar in Australian, USA, and Irish Universities. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Management, Fellow of the British Psychology Society and Fellow of the British Academy of Management. Andrew has consulted and lectured in the UK, Europe, USA, SE Asia, China, Japan, Russia, Georgia, the Gulf States, India and Australia. He was also Vice Chancellor of the International Academy of Management and has been Chairman of the Division of Occupational Psychology, British Psychological Society, 2001.

SMF CORPORATE TAX DEBATE – JUNE 2015

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SMFs and a guest panel held a stimulating debate on the question “Can we engineer a tax system that works?” One that promotes the development of intellectual property and overseas investment while keeping the bulk of profits in the countries where consumers spend their money, rather than being diverted to tax havens.

It is estimated that profits that would otherwise raise £4.3 billion of corporation tax was legally ‘transferred’ out of the country to lower tax regimes between 2011 and 2012. That’s around 10% of the annual corporation tax bill. This figure is estimated to rise to £5.8billion in the next four years.

Where does the buck stop in fixing a system that structurally allows evasion and avoidance on such a grand scale?
This lively debate will be followed up in October 2015 by a video story board highlighting some key comments from the debate.

To read more about the debate and the panel click here

SMF ANNUAL DINNER SPEECHES – JUNE 2015

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The President’s Speech – David Falzani

We have had an exciting year and I recommend looking at our new annual report, which details, amongst other things, our excellent Bitcoin debate, our sponsorship of a competition at Nottingham University Business School to encourage more engineering undergraduates to take a business elective – a concept we hope will prove …

Lord Sainsbury

SMF Comes of Age – Lord Sainsbury’s Speech

In the past few months I have been thinking a lot about the effectiveness of the major projects which Gatsby has funded over the years. The reason for doing so is that amazingly in 2017 Gatsby will have been in existence for 50 years, and I am currently in the process of commissioning a book about what …

Lord Sainsbury

SMF Fundraising Committee Chair, Simon Bonini Updates on the Fundraising Campaign

The return on Lord Sainsbury’s investment is fantastic. Over 60 Fellows are repeat entrepreneurs and 280 businesses founded by SMFs are still going strong. Over 40% of SMFs currently hold executive board roles and 33% have non-executive roles. Engineers with business skills are a powerful wealth creator and force for good …

SMF ANNUAL DINNER SPEECHES – MAY 2014
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The President’s Speech – David Falzani

Two years ago I announced that SMF had become a registered Charity in order to continue Lord Sainsbury’s vision of promoting and demonstrating the value of a combined business and engineering education to improve the performance of the UK and world economies. I’m pleased to report that we have further built upon last year’s successes and have now …

Lord Sainsbury

Lord Sainsbury’s Speech

I always enjoy the dinners of the Sainsbury Management Fellows as it is good to spend time in the company of people who share one’s views on the importance of enterprise and wealth creation, but equally see a distinction between wealth creation and wealth appropriation.It is also encouraging to see each year the increasing contribution the Sainsbury Management …

SMF ANNUAL DINNER SPEECHES – MAY 2013
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The President’s Speech – David Falzani

My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends and Fellows, it is my great pleasure to welcome you all to our annual dinner. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m David Falzani, and I’m President of the Sainsbury Management Fellowship. Last year I announced that SMF had become a registered Charity. I’m pleased to say that over the v in the formalisation of our …

SMF ANNUAL DINNER SPEECHES – MAY 2012
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The President’s Speech – David Falzani

Many of you will know that it’s been our intention for The SMF to become a charity. I am pleased to report that in October last year we incorporated as a company limited by guarantee. This both provides limited liability for members and also allows for perpetual succession – this means that SMF is poised to continue in the future as an entity in its own right …

Lord Sainsbury

Lord Sainsbury’s Speech

As always it is a pleasure to be here this evening, and can I say how delighted I am to see Alan Cook and Rob Margetts here tonight. They do a wonderful job for the Society as mentors, and their presence here gives me the opportunity to thank them for all they do for the Society.The Sainsbury Management Fellows Scheme was set up in 1987 so it has been going ….

SMF ANNUAL DINNER SPEECHES – MAY 2011
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The President’s Speech – David Falzani

Our vision as an organisation is to promote and demonstrate the value of a combined business and engineering education to improve the performance of the UK economy. I believe that SMF has taken another important step forward in the last twelve months in trying to make a real difference in this goal. We have been outward looking, distributing our …

Lord Sainsbury

Lord Sainsbury’s Speech

Over the last couple of years I have been writing a book about the political economy of economic growth. This has involved me in looking at why at particular times countries have caught up with those at the technological frontier, and why other countries have forged ahead or fallen behind. What emerges from all these different case studies is the …

SMF ANNUAL DINNER SPEECHES – MAY 2010
Lord Sainsbury

Ernest Poku

Our vision as an organisation is to promote and demonstrate the value of a combined business and engineering education to improve the performance of the UK economy. I believe that SMF have taken an important step forward in the last twelve months in trying to make a real difference to our economy. It has been a busy time – this year we held 5 events and I …

Lord Sainsbury

Lord Sainsbury’s Speech

For me the most important goal of the Sainsbury Management Fellows Scheme has always been that it produces outstanding businessmen and women who provide the leadership which British industry needs. It is, therefore, a matter of great pride to me that of the 260 members who have graduated from business school, 89% are employed in industry or services to industry …





















































































































































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