More than 250 leading figures in local business and civic life heard
praise for Peterborough's achievements and a vote of confidence in its
future from TV personality and former MP Gyles Brandreth at the
Peterborough Ambassadors' dinner.
He told guests at the black-tie event
at the East of England Showground – organised by Greater
Peterborough Investment Agency (GPIA) – that he had been greatly
impressed by what he had seen and learned of the city during his
visit. He said: "Peterborough is magic. Its transformation over
the past three decades into a prosperous, modern city has been great.
Its potential for the future is tremendous."
He paid tribute to the people of the
city, telling guests: "It is evident that you like living and
working in Peterborough and that you like being together."
The dinner was held to thank the more
than 200 city business people who are Peterborough Ambassadors and
Business Partners of GPIA for their work over the past year in
promoting the city to their business contacts throughout the world. It
was sponsored by national regeneration agency English Partnerships.
GPIA chief executive Gloria Milne
said: "There is a real buzz here tonight which reflects the
dynamism of the city. There is a great deal happening in Peterborough
and there will be a great deal more happening over the year ahead. The
Peterborough Ambassadors can play a major role in delivering that
message to the business community throughout the world."