Piper hosted its sixth networking lunch to discuss The Challenge of International Expansion with a group of Chairmen and CEOs many of whom had experienced both the benefits and the pitfalls of going global.
The group included Ian Cheshire (Group Chief Executive, Kingfisher plc), Chris Woodhouse (Finance Director, Debenhams and Chairman, Gondola) Stefan Cassar (Non Executive Director, House of Fraser), Adam Balon (Founder and International MD, Innocent) Mike Tomkins (Non Executive Chairman, M&M Direct) and Sian Westerman (MD, Rothschild).
Allyson Stewart- Allen who has 20 years experience advising blue chip companies on the successful internationalisation of their businesses and is a Programme Director at London Business School, gave an entertaining and thought-provoking talk on the subject.
George Adams, of Piper, stated: “We have built our relationship with Weird Fish over the last two years, in the belief that the business has enormous potential in a vibrant sector of the clothing market. We are particularly pleased to be supporting John Stockton whose track record in branded active clothing is second to none.”