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Judy Salmon and Michael Caines MBE
Judy with Michael Caines MBE
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Michael Caines, MBE

From Devon Life:

Elite Devon businesses assembled to hear leading business coach Judy Salmon interview culinary superstar Michael Caines MBE at a private event at The Royal Clarence ABode Hotel in Exeter.

Following a welcome reception for invited guests, Andrew Maynard of Michelmores introduced Judy Salmon and Michael Caines.

The thought-provoking interview that followed was designed to demonstrate to businesses that success really can be achieved even in the face of apparently insurmountable odds. Michael revealed that the most important lesson he had learned in his life was to take criticism constructively and this was especially important in a business context. Michael said, "Be self-critical but also stubborn about what you truly believe in." He added, "Use your strengths and beliefs to carve out your reputation."

Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons was one of the chefs who had a profound influence on Michael. guests were treated to a fascinating history of Michael's progress from being a student at Exeter College to the award-winning celebrity chef he is today. Michael's dynamic partnership with Andrew Brownsword led to the creation of ABode Hotels and Michael described how he had been inspired by Andrews business vision of Originality, Personality, Quality making a perfect fit with Michael Caines restaurants.

Michael is also noted for extensive charity work and Judy asked him how he managed to fit everything into his busy schedule he said, "I like to live life to the full and make sure that people around me have a good time. That is why I like to get involved in so many things."

But it was his final quote that brought the house down and created a huge wave of applause. When Judy asked him to describe the secret of his success in just three words, Michael paused for a second and said, "Hard bloody work!"

Judy Salmon said, "As a local Business Coach and Training Consultant it is great to have the opportunity to show how success can be achieved in challenging times so that I can help my clients. I was delighted that Michael Caines gave up his valuable time to be interviewed by me. To hear Michael’s story, told in such a modest, open, courageous and humorous manner was outstanding, making one sit up and think about one's own life. I was also really pleased to be working with my sponsors Knight Frank, J M Finn & Co and Kirk Hills Chartered Accountants and am so grateful to them for supporting this event."

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