An Evening with Stuart Turner 10th April

Honarary IRDC member Stuart Turner has had a lifelong interest in motor sport, first competing as co-driver on most major international rallies. He became Sports Editor of "Motoring News" then Competition Manager for BMC, managing the rally team when the Mini Cooper 'S' made a habit of winning the Monte Carlo Rally in the 60's.
After two years at Castrol as Publicity Manager, Stuart joined Ford as Competitions Manager, guiding the team to wins on the Safari and London-to-Mexico rallies and many others. Later he headed a special Ford Division which designed and manufactured performance cars and then was made Director of Public Affairs at Ford in 1975.
Stuart was appointed Director - European Motor Sports in 1983 with responsibility for Ford's race and rally programme across Europe. Stuart is the author of over twenty books on motor sport and business, including The Public Speaker's Bible, Public Speaking in Business and Planning and Organising Business Functions.
Stuart is a member of the Lord's Taverners and one of the funniest after dinner speakers in the country. He was voted Benedictine "After Dinner Speaker of the Year" in 1988. In addition to after dinner speaking he lectures on teamwork and motivation in 'Team Building' using motor sport for examples. It was under his leadership that Ford secured both World and European Championships.
"Autosport" magazine; "Stuart Turner's addresses are unsurpassed. Indeed I recall a dinner when an international actor and celebrity, generally considered as a raconteur without peer, tried unsuccessfully to follow the Ford executive."
The evening is organised by Swansea Motor Club in association with Trainer MINI of Swansea
Venue: Village Hotel, Langdon Road, Swansea. SA1 8QY
Refreshments provided
Enquiries and Tickets: 01792 360887

21st March, 2013