The event was organised to thank the
leading figures from local industry and the public sector who have
taken on the task of being Peterborough Ambassadors to assist GPIA in
promoting the city to companies considering investing in Peterborough.
GPIA chief executive Gloria Milne told
the almost 300 guests: "Peterborough Ambassadors get no pay, of
course - but they do get a very nice certificate to hang on their
"In return we ask them to spread
the word about Peterborough to their business contacts and to assist
us in certain specific tasks as they arise.
"I take this opportunity publicly
to thank the Ambassadors for their support since the scheme was
She also used the opportunity to warn
the Ambassadors that next year they will be asked to do even more,
setting out initial plans for further activity during 2003, and to
thank government regeneration agency English Partnerships for its
sponsorship of the Peterborough Ambassadors programme.