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Founder Member No. 0049

  • Member Since August 2020
  • Managing Director | CEO - Playdale Playgrounds Ltd
  • member since Jan 1970
  • 3 x Olympic swimmer, World, Commonwealth & European Champion Fran Halsall delivers this nugget like a true champion. Her secret, well she knows what she can control – take a listen!
  • Don’t be a flat squirrel! Absolute fantastic nugget from David Wafer from McIver Scott Consultancy, listen and take heed!
  • A great nugget from Jon Dutton the CEO of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, you can see why this will be the UK’s biggest and most inclusive sporting event of 2021 when the leader talks so passionately about the value of being authentic! Are you authentic?
  • Leaving 2020 and new goals for 2021 this nugget by the always smiling Emma Lindsay is very apt #newyearresolutions
  • Charlotte Valeur lives by her values and is a lady I and the business community admire greatly. Listen to what she has to say about adding passion to your values gives you real purpose.
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Barry Leahey MBE

CEO at Playdale Playgrounds Ltd

Barry is CEO of Playdale who are the UK’s leading manufacturer of children’s playground equipment, and has distributers in 50 countries. Playdale have won national Manufacturing and export awards, Barry personally receiving an MBE for services to International Trade on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2017.  In 2018 Barry was named IoD ‘Global Director of the Year’ and ‘Cumbria Business Person of the Year’, featuring in the ‘Telegraph’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders’ and ‘The Manufacturer Top 100 people in Manufacturing’, he is currently the Chair of the Institute of Directors in Cumbria and a Honorary Professor at Lancaster University Management School.

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