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Opportunity Peterborough unveiled its new Business Spotlight book to more than 460 business representatives and city dignitaries gathered at Peterborough Cathedral for its annual Bondholder Dinner last night. The prestigious black-tie event was attended by hundreds of local companies, celebrating business confidence in the city and supporting business development.
The event included the launch of ‘Business Spotlight: Celebrating Peterborough’s world-class companies’, a new book featuring dozens of city businesses and stories of their success, growth, and why they chose to base their organisations in Peterborough. Whether a start-up, SME or global giant, Peterborough companies are making a huge impact in their industries and their passion, innovation and expertise is celebrated in the book – showcasing Peterborough as a great place to do business.
Steve Bowyer, chief executive of economic development company Opportunity Peterborough, said: “Our Bondholder Dinner is a wonderful celebration of Peterborough’s businesses which reflects the confidence and vibrancy in the local economy. It was a fitting event to launch our Business Spotlight book – a tribute to the fantastic work of our local companies and a showcase of the breadth and diversity of industries located in the city. Of course we were only able to feature a very small proportion of businesses in the book, so we’d love to hear from other companies who would like us to help tell their success stories through our other channels.
“The Business Spotlight book will be used by Opportunity Peterborough to raise awareness about the city’s fantastic local companies – many of whom have a global reach – and as an inward investment tool to attract more investors to relocate to the area.”
Guests enjoyed a drinks and canape reception followed by a four-course dinner. A short speech by Opportunity Peterborough chief executive Steve Bowyer to unveil the book was followed by networking and a chance for business representatives to let their hair down for the evening in the beautiful surroundings of Peterborough Cathedral.
Opportunity Peterborough would like to thank all of those who attended the event, in particular: Peterborough Investment Partnership, Barclays, Barker Storey Matthews, Barnack Estates, Buckles Solicitors, University Centre Peterborough and Weston Homes for their invaluable sponsorship.
To download an electronic copy of the Business Spotlight book please click here.