Suzi Williams
BT's group brand chief , and Olympic/ Paralympic Cheerleader. Leading BT's brand and marketing in the 170 markets BT operates in around the globe.

Passionate about brands, leadership, innovation and communities - and sport of course.

Entries by Suzi Williams

Philanthropy in the 21st Century? It's About Time!

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 12:38 PM

Many people think about philanthropy in financial terms - a philanthropist being an independently wealthy individual (or family) donating money to a chosen cause for zero return. In other words it's about money freely given (often anonymously) - with no catch - for the greater good of society.

Philanthropy has...

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The Paralympics One Year On: The Journey to Parity and Equality

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 1:35 PM

With National Paralympic Day on 7 September, it's a time for reflection for all of us. It was a year ago that London staged the Paralympic Games.

During 12 days of fierce competition, elite athletes from across the world battled it out for medals in the greatest Paralympics ever staged....

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Do You Take Bitcoin?

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2013 | 2:22 PM

You leave the country for 10 minutes and suddenly there's a new currency?

That's how I felt after a recent trip to Mexico and Brazil. I came back with currency on my mind as I wondered whether to keep or exchange my Mexican pesos and Brazilian real. Perhaps that's why...

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Has Paralympic Sport Become the Mainstream?

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 7:00 PM

This time last year the Olympic Torch relay was just starting out. We watched in amazement as the nation fell head over heels for the magic of that symbolic flame. Little did we know that Team GB and ParalympicsGB would deliver the winning streak we all longed for. Day after...

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Popes, Pubs and Extraterrestrials

(7) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 7:00 PM

If extraterrestrials had decided to land on earth on Wednesday, what would they have found? People all over the world glued to the emanation from a tiny chimney pot in Rome.

They would have seen sighs of dismay as black smoke emerged. Then, later, whoops, even cheers, of delight and...

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How Not to Be a Leader

(11) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 6:00 PM

We can't get enough of stories about great leaders.

At the Oscars, Abraham Lincoln walked off with the best actor award, albeit in the rather dashing form of Daniel Day-Lewis.

Coming soon to a multiplex near you is a biopic of another great leader. Steve Jobs, the founder and former...

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In Praise of Tiggers

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 1:26 PM

London 2012 - what a blast! A whole nation carried along on a tidal wave of positive images and human triumph.

For six weeks bad news was pushed temporarily to the middle pages and often off the agenda altogether. And don't we all feel better for it.

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The Olympics Gave Us Moments to Cherish But the Paralympics Matters More

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 10:37 AM

Well, if anyone wondered whether the Paralympics would hold their own against the Olympics, last week's Opening Ceremony gave a bold and joyous answer.

If the Olympics gave us NHS beds, the Paralympics gave us umbrellas. If the Olympics gave us Paul McCartney singing 'Hey Jude', the...

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Britain Is Feeling Good About Itself for the First Time in Years

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 7:46 AM

Britain is feeling good about itself for the first time in years.

The organisation of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the phenomenal performance by Team GB and the welcome that London gave to the world has been a triumph.

Our image around the globe has never been better and we...

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Here's to the Next Five Days

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 5:09 AM

Twelve days into The Greatest Show on earth and after weeks of grey clouds and rain, Team GB have found their medal winning form and (at times!) the clouds are clearing. The energy on the streets grows palpably with every new medal win and a rather weary nation is cautiously...

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Talking 2012

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 3:30 PM

The Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Games took place on Friday and four billion people around the world watched. But it was the previous weekend that we welcomed the world to London with BT River of Music. Over 160,00 people enjoyed music from over 1,500 artists from 204 countries...

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