Sainbury's boss gets the Nightingale tills ringing

April 21, 2011
David Tyler (centre) with Tim Lipton and Charles Keidan

David Tyler (centre) with Tim Lipton and Charles Keidan

Nightingale supporters gathered at a London West End venue to check out the reasons behind the success of Sainsbury's.

Addressing the inaugural Young Nightingale business lunch, company chairman David Tyler discussed the fundamentals in running a major supermarket chain - customer service, good quality products and competitive prices. Sainsbury's earns £60 million on an average day.

He also touched on the difficulties retailers face in a harsh economic climate.

Outside of his business life, Mr Tyler is actively involved in Nightingale as a trustee of the south London home.

"Nightingale is a charity close to my heart," he said. "My mother has been a volunteer at Nightingale for nearly 40 years and she was the one who introduced me to the charity. I would encourage anyone who hasn't been to the home to go and see the wonderful facilities it has to offer to the community."

The lunch raised more than £16,000 and thanking guests, Nightingale chair Harvey Rosenblatt said: "It is fantastic to see so many young people here today."

Last updated: 1:45pm, April 21 2011