Sir Rod Aldridge is one of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs. He is founder of the Capita Group, which he built from start-up in 1984 to a FTSE 100 company. The Group is now the 60th ranked company on the FTSE 100, with a market capitalisation of £6.5billion.
But Rod’s journey wasn’t a simple one. Born the only child of working-class parents in Brighton, Rod overcame class and educational barriers to find huge success, and in 2006 established the Aldridge Foundation which focuses on helping young people to reach their potential and regenerating communities. Over dinner, Rod will share his incredible story which inspired his new book, You’re Better Than They Think You Are.
Rod was awarded an OBE in the 1994 New Year’s Honours List and received a Knighthood for services to young people in 2012.