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Giving a voice to industry: how to leave a legacy – Juergen Maier CBE, Co-founder, vocL

About This Episode

Juergen Maier is the former CEO of Siemens UK, the UK Chair of Digital Catapult, Vice Chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, and co-founder of vocL, which works with the next generation of business leaders to help them find their voice and enable them to have a more positive impact on society.

Named as the most influential businessperson in North West England, Juergen describes himself as an industrialist, with a purpose to provide leadership, encouragement and critique for UK policies and activities that support green re-industrialisation, particularly in northern regions and in the context of a post-pandemic economic landscape.

Juergen Maier CBE, Co-founder, vocL

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Lockdown List

What is a book that has changed your life?

The road less travelled by M. Scott Peck

What are you watching at the moment?

After Life by Ricky Gervais on Netflix

Who is your biggest inspiration?

Marcus Rashford

In one sentence, describe your ‘new normal’.

Angry at the state of populist politics, but also trying to be more content with life.

What is your best tip for life?

Have a good laugh at least once per day

A quote for life?

Keep learning & re-inventing yourself


What five tracks make up your current soundtrack?

A mix of sombre and needing to lift my mood:

  • Cold – Elton John and Dua Lipa
  • Anything Abba
  • It’s a Sin – Years & Years (also an amazing series)
  • Don’t let the sun go down on me – George Michael & Elton John
  • You raise me up – Josh Groban

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