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es and strategy.”
           Ayling said: “Gary and his team have                            C. SHERMAN JOHNSON CO. INC.
         helped us put together and implement
         a strategic council, which is essentially
         a rolling five-year plan for the business.
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         deliver against one.”
           Action Coach gathered approxi-
         mately  60  representatives  of  busi-
         nesses of varying sizes from South-
         ampton  to  Bognor  Regis,  up  to  the
         Surrey border. Awards for Business of                                           Stainless Turnbuckles
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         cal freight transport company), Busi-
         ness Growth (£), Business Growth
         (%),  and  positive  results  against  the
         Engage and Grow programme, were
         also given out on the night.
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