9th July 2019: The Leaders Club – Karl Tucker, Creating Success Organically – Exeter

Karl Tucker, Executive Chairman of Yeo Valley will join the The Leaders Club to discuss the history of Yeo Valley and how they have become one of the UK’s largest organic food brands and one of the biggest independent, family owned, dairy businesses.

The Yeo Valley story started in 1974 when Roger and Mary Mead started making yoghurt and selling it locally. As well as making truly delicious yoghurt, butter and ice cream from their own farm, their amazing journey has seen the brand featured in the X-Factor live shows, with spoof boy band, won two Queens Awards for Enterprise and have now diversified into restaurant food and family entertainment. Join us to hear much more about this Somerset success story, where Karl’s inside knowledge and personal experience will make for a fascinating talk about the growth of a local farm to a nationally recognised, award winning, business.

About Karl Tucker:
Karl is the Executive Chairman of Yeo Valley Farms Production Ltd and has been with Yeo Valley since 1996 having joined from the Quarrying Industry and before that having served in the British Army. Karl has been a key member of the leadership team that has seen Yeo Valley grow to be the UK’s largest organic food brand and one of the largest, independent, family owned dairy businesses in the UK. Karl became Executive Chairman in February 2019 having been Managing Director since June 2017 and prior to that Joint MD from November 2013. Prior to this Karl was the Finance, IT and Procurement Director since 2006.

As well as his role at Yeo Valley Karl sits on the SW CBI Council and is Chair of the SW CBI’s Food and Drink Council as well as being a Director of the Heart of the South West’s Local Enterprise Partnership.

Karl is also a trustee of the Bridgwater Education Trust, a body aiming to raise the aspiration, motivation and attainment levels of the young people of Bridgwater in Somerset. For 11 years until November 2018 Karl was a trustee of ‘Young Bristol’, a charity that runs and supports a number of open access youth clubs and two outdoor based activity centres together with running a number of positive activity programmes for the young people in Bristol. Karl is now exploring a number of other charitable roles in and around Bristol and the Somerset area having relinquished his role at Young Bristol.

18:30 – 19:00 Arrival and Networking

19:00 – 20:00 Speaker

20:00 – close Networking

Date: Tuesday 9th July 2019

Time: 18:30 – 20:30

Location: Hotel du Vin & Bistro Exeter EX2 4HY

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