Event to debate sport and the economy


Guest speakers from Plymouth’s leading sports teams will ‘pitch’ their thoughts on why they believe a greater investment in sport will have a positive impact on the local economy, at City College’s next Business Supper Club.

James Brent, chairman of Plymouth Argyle, Bruce Priday, co-owner of Plymouth Albion and Bob Widdecombe, chairman of Plymouth Raiders, will join business guests at the dinner event on Thursday November 3 to discuss ‘Sporting Success and Economic Prosperity: A Match Made in Heaven?’

Run in partnership with the Herald and hosted by the BBC’s David Fitzgerald, the Business Supper Club is the only event of its kind in Plymouth. Controversial debate and honest opinions are the name of the game, enabling business professionals to debate key topics that matter to the South West.

Pauline Hands, director of marketing, corporate relations and enterprise at City College, said: “The college is delighted to welcome James, Bruce and Bob to share their views on the value of sport to the local economy.

“It promises to be a really interesting debate that will explore the potential knock-on effect of sporting success to Plymouth, as both a sporting hub and a visitor destination. Wider fan bases, bigger facilities and increased publicity would all have a positive financial impact on businesses in the region.”

The Business Supper Club on November 3 costs £17 per person, including a two-course meal with wine served in City College’s PL1 Restaurant. The event starts at 5.45pm and finishes 9.00pm.

To reserve a place, call 01752 305026 or email employers@cityplym.ac.uk.