Riding High – Lessons from delivering major projects & sporting success with guest Kevin Routledge & Chris Cooper

How do you build engagement for major and potentially contentious projects such that they offer a win-win for all parties? Then how do you take that project and ensure it is delivered on time in full?

My guest, Kevin Routledge, blends an extensive senior engineering and business leadership background with a passion for Basketball. During this interview, we will focus on how Kevin’s lessons from his extensive career involving major build projects have brought enormous value to his local community through the delivery of a major sports arena in Leicester, England. Also, how as Chairman of the Leicester Riders and Director of Leicester Arena those lessons have helped the men’s senior team attain back to back victories in the premiership of men’s basketball in the UK (the BBL).

Join us for what will be an inspirational insight into elevating results in the world of business, community engagement and high performance sport.

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More about Kevin Routledge:

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Kevin was born in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada. He attended university at Trinity College, Dublin, graduating with degrees in Physics and Mathematics. He lives in the UK. Kevin was a lead Director in the management buyout of NNC Limited from GEC, and the subsequent development and sale of the business to AMEC. He joined private equity Vision Capital in 2008, and was Chairman of three of their engineering companies in the UK and overseas. He is Chairman of Corby Electric CIC, Glendale Homes and Corby Community Energy, all involved low energy living. He is also a member of the Leicester Environment Experts Group, the Leicester College Advisory Panel, and the City Mayor’s Sports Advisory Panel. He is Chairman of Leicester Riders, Director of Leicester Arena, Trustee of the Riders charity, Director of BBL, Vice Chair of the Basketball Foundation, and Secretary of the APPG Basketball. He was responsible for all aspects of the £6m Leicester Sports Arena build, opened in January 2016.

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