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Effective Management of Benchmarking Projects by Mohamed Zairi

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9    Bringing it all together:effective project management

The beautiful is as useful as the useful. Perhaps more so

Victor Hugo

The best is the enemy of the good

Voltaire

A thing of beauty is a joy forever

John Keats

9.1    Lever Brothers Ltd: a success story

Lever Development Centre, Port Sunlight, is part of Lever Brothers Ltd UK, belonging to Unilever plc. This success story started with William Hecketh Lever, the founding father of Unilever's Detergents and Personal Products Business. He progressed from a one shilling a week wage for cutting bars of soap in his father's grocery business at the age of 16 to an estate valued at £1.6 million at the time of his death in 1925 at the age of 73. The father of the Lever Brothers success story is ...

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