This event is hosted by BRC Associate Member North Highland

Join North Highland for 'Fuelling the Transformation Engine', a leadership insights and networking event at their space in Manchester, held in partnership with QA Limited. This is your chance to connect with local senior leaders, engage in enlightening discussions and learn how the skills of your workforce are the essential fuel to drive change and transformation in your organisation. 

Guest speaker, Sir Charlie Mayfield, brings decades of experience as a strategic leader in the retail industry. Previously, he held the roles of Managing Director and Chairman at the John Lewis Partnership, and now serves as Chairman of QA Limited. 

North Highland will host a live discussion and Q&A, plus, they of course won't leave you hungry - enjoy refreshments, nibbles, and plenty of food for thought!

Meet the speaker:

Sir Charlie Mayfield began his career as an officer in the Army. He joined SmithKline Beecham in 1992 and became Marketing Manager for the Lucozade brand, before moving to McKinsey & Co in 1996, where he worked with consumer and retail organisations.

After joining the John Lewis Partnership in 2000, Charlie became Managing Director in January 2005, before taking up his appointment as Chairman of the Partnership in March 2007. He was responsible for the business strategy and development of John Lewis and Waitrose, and for developing the Partnership's online strategy until 2020.

He received his knighthood in June 2013 for services to business, and now acts as a Trustee of Place2Be and The British Museum. As well as his Chairmanship at QA Limited, Charlie also chairs Be the Business and the Productivity Leadership Group, which focus on stimulating and encouraging competitiveness and growth in businesses across the UK.

Who is this event for?

This event is exclusive to anyone in a Head Of Department position or higher. If you would like to attend, please email