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Ambassadors from food & environmental sectors appointed


More than 40 business leaders from Peterborough’s successful food and environmental sectors were appointed as ‘Peterborough Ambassadors’ on Thursday (21 February) at an event hosted by Greater Peterborough Investment Agency. They will join 50 Ambassadors from other sectors already appointed since the programme's launch in June 2001.

The Peterborough Ambassadors Programme is part of the Positively Peterborough campaign which aims to raise the international profile of Peterborough and its locality and to attract more jobs and investment. The newly appointed Ambassadors were formally asked to promote the city during their daily business activities.

 Guest speakers at the event included Jonathan Selwyn, chief executive of the Peterborough-based UK Centre of Economic and Environmental Development (UK CEED) and David Burall, chairman of FoodFen, an association of farmers and food companies based in the fens.


Both speakers illustrated how their organisations are contributing to the local economy and how clusters of firms in related industries can be a springboard for growth.

David Burall said: “I am pleased that some of our members have been appointed as Peterborough Ambassadors. They represent a significant proportion of the area's manufacturing output and over 12,000 people are employed in food processing in the region.

"The food industry and FoodFen are part of Peterborough and contribute positively to Peterborough. The Ambassador scheme strengthens those links.”

Jonathan Selwyn commented: “Appointing some of the area’s environmental specialists will give formal recognition of the growing importance of this sector. I am sure they will prove to be excellent Ambassadors who will help to attract inward investment into the city.

"We are a successful city but want to be more successful and we therefore extend a warm welcome to businesses moving in. Peterborough has a lot going for it and we want to tell other people about it."

GPIA chairman John Durance outlined the aims of the Peterborough Ambassadors Programme and encouraged the active involvement of the Ambassadors.

He said: “The city has a lot to offer to relocating businesses and to businesses already here wishing to expand. You are all aware of its attributes. Your task is simply to communicate those attributes to people outside the city who are not aware of them.”

Gloria Milne, chief executive GPIA concluded the proceeding by summarising some of the city’s recent ‘good news’ stories and with the following appeal: “Please support the Ambassadors programme. The businesses already established here are the key to Peterborough’s success and your influence can help to secure a prosperous future for us all.”

The event was sponsored by government development and regeneration agency English Partnerships.

For details of the Peterborough Ambassadors programme and a list of appointed Ambassadors visit the Peterborough Ambassadors website: www.peterboroughambassadors.org.uk. 

February 2002

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