P&G's Northern Europe Sales Director Goes Back to School

Ian Morley volunteers as part of IGD's Feeding Britain's Future programme
Friday, November 17, 2017 1:13 pm GMT

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P&G's NE Sales Director, Ian Morley, visited Durrington High School in Worthing, Sussex on Wednesday 15 November 2017, as part of an IGD volunteer programme.  IGD’s Feeding Britain’s Future brings the food and grocery industry together to inspire the next generation and P&G are proud to continue to volunteer and partner with IGD on this programme. 

Feeding Britain's Future workshops are delivered in secondary schools across the UK.  The workshops help Year 9 and Year 12 students by giving guidance on the skills needed in the workplace and insight into the variety of jobs available in the food and grocery supply chain. 

Inspiring the next generation is a subject that Ian holds close to his heart.  Raised in the Worthing area, Ian’s commercial career, spanning nearly 30 years  is due, he says, to a ‘passion to succeed’ and learning ‘on the job’ versus a set career path followed by traditional Graduate schemes.

I left school after a lack lustre education with far from ideal academic qualifications.  I was lucky enough to get a foot in the door at Boots in retailing on the shop floor and from there I developed a real love of sales.  I have achieved everything in my career so far due to dogged determination, hard work and most of all a belief in myself – in my capabilities and having the confidence to put myself forward”. I am delighted to be able to volunteer to give something back to the community I grew up in through the IGD’s ‘Feeding Britain’s Future’ programme and to help inspire the next generation of leaders in our industry”. 

Ian shared his knowledge, experience and career stories with the students (13-17 year olds) at Durrington High School, helping to bring the food and grocery industry to life.

Since the Feeding Britain's Future school workshops began, 15,000 students have attended a workshop and the industry has offered over 60,000 learning opportunities to young unemployed people and school students.

IGD is a research and training charity that helps the food and grocery industry deliver the needs of the public.

Learn more about Feeding Britain’s Future  |  Learn more about IGD