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Sporting legend to share his world-famous story with local entrepreneurs

The 12th annual Central Lancashire Business Networking event has announced its 2018 keynote speaker, former British Ski Jumper and Winter Olympian, Michael ‘Eddie The Eagle’ Edwards.

The event is an annual collaboration between Chorley Council, Preston City Council and South Ribble Borough Council. Their key aim is to assist businesses in developing their skills and growth potential, while connecting them with other likeminded local entrepreneurs. They have a firm belief in the power of networking.  Now in its 12th year, the event rotates annually across the three Councils, each taking it in turn to host local business owners and entrepreneurs from across Central Lancashire.

This year’s event takes place on 2 October at Leyland Civic Centre, when Eddie will share his world-famous story with local business owners and entrepreneurs, with the theme of the event being: ‘Never Say Never!’ Building Business Resilience and Adapting to Change.

In an ever-changing economic climate, the need for determination, resilience and hard work within business has never been more necessary. A willingness to adapt, reskill and retrain is also key to both business and career development.

In a thought provoking and inspiring talk, Eddie will express his amazing journey and how determination and resilience has shaped his career, from Olympian to law graduate

The event MC for the evening will be Mike Ode, Owner and Director of Potential Unearthed, who design and deliver memorable and engaging Management and Personal Development training programmes.

Eddie said: “I am really looking forward to coming to Leyland to share my story of achieving my dream and becoming a Winter Olympian, with the local business owners and entrepreneurs of Central Lancashire. My story is full of hard work, resilience and determination, all skills that can be transferred to the business world.”

The free networking event, which also includes a marketplace of local business support organisations, is this year hosted by South Ribble Borough Council and will start at 5:30pm on Tuesday 2 October.

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