M&S boss gives ORT top marks

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY LIFE - JC RE­PORTER

MARKS & Spencer chief ex­ec­u­tive Sir Stu­art Rose com­pared his com­pany’s val­ues to those of ed­u­ca­tional char­ity ORT when he ad­dressed a Bri­tish ORT busi­ness break­fast at the Park Lane Ho­tel last Fri­day.

Sir Stu­art told the 250 guests that both or­gan­i­sa­tions ap­pre­ci­ated the im­por­tance of ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing, “do­ing our bit in so­ci­ety to help peo­ple”.

In his open­ing re­marks, break­fast chair­man Lloyd Dorf­man ob­served that ORT’s ethos “has al­ways been that ed­u­ca­tion leads to self-suf­fi­ciency and th­ese skills lead to em­ploy­ment. ORT does not give hand-outs as much as leg-ups.”

Bri­tish ORT chair­man Alan Gold­man talked about its work and the break­fast raised nearly £50,000.

Sir Stu­art Rose (right) with Ivor Levene and Sir David Si­eff

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