Blog: Simon WarburtonNew Bosch president starts royally

Simon Warburton | 5 June 2015

Changing of the guard at Palace and Bosch UK

Changing of the guard at Palace and Bosch UK

New UK Bosch president, Steffen Hoffmann has only been in post a couple of months, but is clearly already moving in some very exalted circles indeed.

Chatting to him after this morning's (5 June) media briefing in London, the Bosch chief told me he'd recently attended a Buckingham Palace garden party hosted by the Queen.

They don't just throw those invitations out like confetti, so it's quite a start for the new man in charge, who has newly arrived from South Africa where he spent five years.

I'm writing this from a steamy and sultry Paddingon Railway Station in London, where, by Brit standards at least, it's the hottest day of the year so far.

Rather than endure the non-air conditioned tube from the press conference, I walked to Victoria Station and happened upon this classic London scene, just days ahead of the UK's annual Trooping the Colour ceremony to mark the Queen's official birthday.

Given Hoffmann's new Royal connections - and the Queen has some very German ones of her own - it seemed apt to chance on this parade rather than being cocooned 200m underground.

 

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