Olympic gold medallist speaks at Chorley business event

Business people from across Lancashire enjoyed the latest Choose Chorley event that saw an Olympic gold medallist speak about setting goals and overcoming obstacles enabling him to reach the pinnacle of his sport.

Choose_Chorley_Event-8164Chorley Council teamed up with motor dealer the Chorley Group to put on the event with attendees taking away advice from sprinter Darren Campbell.

The Nissan Ambassador spoke about how ‘you have got to dream above your station to succeed’ and showed how his experience in sport could be harnessed in business.

Councillor Alistair Bradley, leader of Chorley Council, said: “The events we put on help everyone keep up-to-date with what’s happening across the borough and to network with each other and make new contacts.

“Inviting someone like Darren to speak at the event is a great motivation to everyone and it brings extra attention that helps to put Chorley on the map.”

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The evening also featured a Question Time style panel chaired by Dave Guest from BBC North West Tonight with interesting debates on attracting new businesses to the area, Chorley’s retail offer and the potential for developing businesses locally to be leaders in their field.

The Chorley Group, which was born in Chorley and has broken through the £100m turnover barrier, operates Nissan franchises through five dealerships across the North West, supported the event with Darren Campbell one of Nissan’s sporting ambassadors. Andy Turner, chairman and founder of the Chorley Group, said: “It was great to listen to Darren and I could honestly relate to what he had to say about the hurdles he has faced on the way to success. It really struck a chord. I’m sure most people were able to take something away that they can use in their own business."