HomeServe Membership CEO Greg Reed took some tips from the very best after he won the chance to sit down with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and take a behind the scenes look at some of the world’s most innovative businesses during a trip to Silicon Valley.
Greg was invited on the exclusive tour along with other prominent global business leaders after he was named Europe’s ‘Most Progressive Workplace Leader’ in the 2017 Talent Unleashed Awards.
During the week he got the chance to grill the man behind the global phenomenon, Apple, and visited Airbnb, Amazon, Tesla and Uber among others, to see how some of the world’s most pioneering businesses are using innovation to create bold solutions to business challenges and social issues.
“It was incredibly inspiring to see and to talk to somebody like Steve, a global leader in terms of delivering innovations that truly change our world,” said Greg Reed. “I was honoured to be able to spend time with him and to understand his thoughts – as well as those of the other leaders invited along – on organisational success, on innovation and on driving businesses for the greater good.
“As part of the trip I was also privileged to visit some of the world’s most innovative technology companies and to see first hand how they operate. There were some incredibly valuable lessons we as a company can learn from.”
The Talent Unleashed awards celebrate progressive leaders across the globe, and the “Most Progressive Workplace Leader” category recognised Greg as a leader globally who is empower his employees by nurturing individuality and transforming the work environment through innovative staff engagement strategies.
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, was a Global Talent Unleashed judge in 2017 and said of Greg: “He truly believes in doing the things that make Customers and employees happy, and success and awards come from that. He encourages even more giving back to the community. It's about brand building. When you do the right thing and care about your Customers, you don't fear openly communicating with them both ways.”
Picture caption: Greg Reed meets Steve Wozniak
We are one of the UK’s leading home assistance providers and for 25 years we have kept our Customers’ lives moving by delivering a range of industry-leading services, including plumbing, drainage, electrics, heating and much more, through our own nationwide network of HomeServe approved engineers.
More than 2.2 million UK Customers – and almost 8 million worldwide - have already placed their trust in us and turn to us when it comes to fixing, maintaining and looking after their home.
We are also one of the UK’s best places to work and one of the country’s top companies for supporting employees’ work-life balance according to independent careers website Glassdoor. And for the last four years we’ve been voted the UK’s best home emergency cover provider by Moneynet.
In 2017 HomeServe Membership CEO Greg Reed was named by Sir Richard Branson and a host of judges including Apple Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak, as Europe’s ‘Most Progressive Workplace Leader’.
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