West Lothian Chamber is leaving nothing to chance with ‘The Gaffer’

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Cricketing legend Alec Stewart has been confirmed as keynote speaker at West Lothian Chamber’s Spring Dinner to be held on Thursday 30 April, in the Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh.

Affectionately known as the ‘gaffer’ of English cricket, Alec Stewart OBE, is the most capped England cricketer of all time.

He is an inspirational and charismatic after dinner speaker as Linda Scott, CEO of West Lothian Chamber explains: “Alec’s vast experience and the respect he commands in the sporting world will be hugely motivational for our members. Business leaders have long drawn inspiration from their sporting heroes and we are excited to have Alec join us and look forward to learning from him.”

With natural comic timing Alec will deliver a motivational speech entitled ‘Leaving Nothing to Chance’ which mirrors his approach of preparation and dedication.

Alec took over the England captaincy from Mike Atherton in 1998 and promptly led the side to its first major series win for 12 years, against South Africa. He hit top form again during the 2000 one-day triangular series, and when he scorched a century in his 100th Test, the sheer length of the standing ovation he received suggested that Stewart had become a national institution.

Against India at Lord’s in 2002, he crowned his achievements by becoming England’s most-capped Test cricketer, overtaking Graham Gooch’s record of 118 matches. Fittingly, his final game was at The Oval in which he scored 38, and took his side to victory.

He will go down as one of England’s greatest ever all-rounders and he has been missed in the team since his retirement.

Alec works as a regular cricket analyst on Radio 5 live and across Sky Sports and the BBC’s cricket coverage. He also remains close to Surrey Cricket Club as an ambassador and is a principal ambassador for Vodafone and their sponsorship with the English cricket team.

He has also appeared on Sky One’s The Match and is widely recognised as a talented footballer who could have had a career in the game. As a keen Chelsea fan he follows them across Europe.

To book contact Aileen on aileen.ross@wlchamber.com or call 01506 414808 or via Eventbrite.

Date: Thursday 30 April 2015
Time: 6.30 to 10.30 pm
Venue: The Norton House Hotel
Ingliston
Edinburgh
EH28 8LX

Cost: Individual Places
Member: £50+VAT
Non member: £70+VAT

Tables of 10
Members £450+VAT
Non members £650+VAT

Booking http://spring-keynote-address-30-april.eventbrite.co.uk


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