King’s in the Capital – a great success!

The King’s alumni team was delighted to host another successful London event on Thursday 21 November at the magnificent Oxford and Cambridge Club in Pall Mall.

120 former pupils from a range of professions and leaving years gathered together to enjoy catching up with friends, networking and learning about recent developments at the school. The evening began with a welcome drink’s reception and a short speech from Headmaster, George Hartley, followed by a selection of light bites and drinks.

Anthony Fletcher, OKS 2000 and CEO of graze then delivered an extremely interesting speech about the challenging early days at graze in the UK and then about the company’s launch in the United States. He discussed the logistical problems they faced and how they overcame them – with lots of data science and bunny rabbits! Anthony explained how today more than ever, societal demands drive business change and that keeping up with those demands is a key focus for graze, as he put it “society changes and you need to change with it”. Examples he gave included graze’s commitment to cut 90% of plastic from their packaging and 50% of sugar from their products (which equates to 3 jelly beans for everyone on the planet!) The Headmaster closed the evening with a speech about his vision for King’s over the next 10 years.

Thank you to all who attended, we hope to see you at next year’s event – details will be confirmed soon!

 

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