Lord Wolfson, chief executive of retail giant the NEXT Group, will be guest speaker at the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce’s annual President’s dinner.
The flagship event will be at the Cutlers’ Hall on September 26 with around 300 guests expected to attend.
Lord Wolfson joined NEXT in 1991 and was appointed to the board six years later with additional responsibilities for systems. He became managing director of the NEXT brand in 1999 and chief executive in 2001.
NEXT recently announced it is creating a new £10million Home and Garden store near Meadowhall.
President of Sheffield Chamber Jon Stewart said:
“With an inspiring personal story to tell, a new development in Sheffield, and the possibility of bringing more than 150 jobs to our city, Lord Wolfson will be an engaging speaker for this prestigious event.
“Sheffield’s retail industry is a topical issue and I’m sure Lord Wolfson will provide plenty of food for thought for guests on what the sector needs to do to achieve growth.
“The Cutlers’ Hall is a fitting venue as the dinner coincides with the centenary of the discovery of stainless steel, and it is such an important location for people in the manufacturing sector.”
Tickets for the President’s dinner are £60 plus VAT per person for Chamber members and £70 per person for non-members.
All proceeds will go to the Chamber’s current charity of the Year, Sheffield Young Carers which provides support to 8-21 year olds who are caring for someone at home.
Sheffield Chamber’s new chosen charity of the year will be announced at the dinner.
Full details of how to obtain tickets are available on the Chamber’s website www.scci.org.uk.