THE city’s economic development company, Opportunity Peterborough, held its popular Bondholder Dinner on 10 September 2015. With 466 business guests and local dignitaries attending, the prestigious annual networking event was set in the iconic surroundings of Peterborough Cathedral and was the company’s largest event to date.
Opportunity Peterborough, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, leads the city’s economic development agenda. As a private, not-for-profit company wholly owned by Peterborough City Council, it supports local businesses to grow and develop, attracts new commercial investment to Peterborough and delivers the city’s Skills Service to ensure the local talent pool is work-ready.
Bondholder Dinner guests enjoyed a four course meal served in the beautiful Cathedral nave, followed by an after-dinner speech from Opportunity Peterborough’s chief executive, Steve Bowyer. Mr Bowyer said, “The Bondholder Dinner is a unique and hugely popular networking event which celebrates the success of Peterborough businesses and the immense contribution they make to our city’s growing economy.
“There was a real buzz to this year’s Bondholder Dinner which reflects the confidence and vibrancy in the local economy. The event itself was all the more special for us as it formed part of Opportunity Peterborough’s tenth anniversary celebrations.
“It was a chance to reflect on how much the city has grown and changed over the last 10 years but, more importantly, to take a look at the future and see how our great local businesses – large and small – can influence and shape the city over the coming decade. Their success will drive the success of Peterborough.”
Opportunity Peterborough would like to thank all of those who attended the event, in particular, Peterborough Investment Partnership, Barclays, Barker Storey Matthews, Barnack UK and Buckles Solicitors for their invaluable sponsorship.
The Bondholder Dinner forms part of Opportunity Peterborough’s Bondholder Network, a diverse and vibrant mix of companies operating across a range of business sectors. With unparalleled access to city intelligence, new business opportunities and networking events, these companies want to be a part of Peterborough’s flourishing economy.
Annual subscription to the Bondholder Network costs just £100 per company or £80 for registered charities. Find out more and join online at www.opportunitypeterborough.co.uk/bondholder