Olympic gold medallist will show how you can succeed

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An Olympic gold medallist will be the keynote speaker at an annual business event run by Chorley Council next week.

The authority has teamed up with leading motor dealers the Chorley Group in an exciting move that will see sprinter Darren Campbell give an insight into his time at the top of his sport and how his desire to succeed can be applied in the business world.

Andrew Turner, managing director of the Chorley Group (left), with Alistair Bradley, leader of Chorley Council (centre) and Adam Turner, Chorley Group's business development, and below, sprinter Darren Campbell

Andrew Turner, managing director of the Chorley Group (left), with Alistair Bradley, leader of Chorley Council (centre) and Adam Turner, Chorley Group's business development, and below, sprinter Darren Campbell

The annual Choose Chorley business event is the town’s biggest business networking evening of the year.

It offers an opportunity for businesses of all sizes to network, get to know each other and also meet the Council.

Council leader Alistair Bradley said: “It’s really important for us to have a business community that supports each other and our Choose Chorley events are a chance for people to learn about what’s happening in the borough and network with each other.

“Our priority of attracting new businesses and new jobs to the borough is starting to pay off and I’m delighted we’re able to team up with the Chorley Group, one of the most well-known businesses in the borough, to bring a speaker of Darren’s calibre to Chorley.”

Undated BBC Handout Photo from Celebrity Masterchef. Pictured: Darren Campbell. See PA Feature SHOWBIZ 5Mins2. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/BBC. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature SHOWBIZ 5Mins2.

Undated BBC Handout Photo from Celebrity Masterchef. Pictured: Darren Campbell. See PA Feature SHOWBIZ 5Mins2. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/BBC. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature SHOWBIZ 5Mins2.

The event, compered by North West Tonight’s Dave Guest, will feature a Question Time-style session with leading business figures talking about the latest topics affecting business and Chorley.

Darren will then speak about how he set and achieved his goals, overcame setbacks and motivated himself to be one of the best in the world at 100m and 200m sprinting.

The Chorley Group, which was born in Chorley and has since become a £100m turnover business operating Nissan, Fiat, Kia and Hyundai franchises through five dealerships across the North West, is supporting the event with Darren Campbell one of Nissan’s sporting ambassadors.

Andy Turner, managing director and founder of the Chorley Group, said: “We’re really proud to be based in Chorley and I’m delighted we’re able to support Chorley Council.

The venue is Chorley Town Hall on Wednesday, February 18, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

To book your place, visit chorley.gov.uk.