Early Worms Breakfast with Lord Chadlington
Event on 2014-12-10 07:45:00
We are delighted to welcome PR veteran, Lord Chadlington.
Lord Chadlington started his career as a journalist with the Portsmouth & Sunderland Newspaper Group in 1964 before moving into Public Relations. He founded Shandwick in 1974, and within 7 years had built it into the largest independent PR consultancy in the UK – a position it held for the following 17 years until its purchase by The Interpublic Group in 1996. Lord Chadlington remained as Chairman of Shandwick until 2000, when he bought into Huntsworth, then a small PR firm, which was to become a global player in the industry with 70 offices worldwide. Lord Chadlington has received a number of industry awards over the years, and has been described by peers as ‘a giant’ and ‘one of the genuine founders of the industry’.
Lord Chadlington was made a life peer in 1996, in recognition of his contribution to business, politics and communications. Over the years, he has acted as advisor to former Prime Minister John Major (1990 -1997), as well as to the Foreign Office, the Ministry of Defence and the Arts Council. He is a firm believer in the importance of supporting younger employees and tackling youth unemployment, demonstrated by his support of projects such as the Million Jobs campaign.
Outside of the business world, Lord Chadlington is a keen follower of the arts and sports, which is reflected by his involvement in charities and institutions such as the Royal Opera House (Chairman in 1996), LAPADA, Wooden Spoon and the MCC.
at The Walbrook Building
City of London, United Kingdom