THE BEST GOODS WE CAN BUY

September 11 → 5:15 pm6:15 pm

Orkney Theatre, KGS, Kirkwall

Eoin F. Scott Lecture

In 1847 a young man, living in poverty, found a way to open a small shop in Blackpool. Edwin Henry Booth had been driven from home at the age of 10 and had had to make his way through life with nothing but determination to do what was right. His shop did so well that he was able to open others, running them according to the principles that had guided him, and to fund many good causes in the community. Today the Booths supermarket chain has 28 stores across the north-west of England, and it continually seeks to encourage local suppliers and takes a pride in its staff. The company’s chairman, Edwin J. Booth, describes how in today’s competitive world, the values of its founder, his great-great-grandfather, continue to make sound business sense.

“We feel that our success, almost unique in the grocery trade, is a result of following the principles he laid down. The many changes that have taken place since those days are really of technique and location. We still sell the best goods we can buy, and pride ourselves in the quality of our staff.”

– John G. Booth, 1997

Eoin F. Scott was one of the founder members of the Festival, and its chairman for some twenty years. He was a farmer and an Islands Councillor, with a deep interest in Orkney’s historic past and economic future, and a lifelong commitment to helping its people and businesses of today to fulfil their potential.

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