The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club has celebrated its first year in business by holding a birthday lunch to say thank you to the many organisers they have worked with over the last 12 months.
Guest of honour at the celebration was Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff who took part in a humorous Q & A session and picked out one lucky raffle winner who received a signed Freddie shirt. The Money raised from the raffle is being shared between the LCCC Development Fund, Macmillan Cancer Support and Freddie’s own charity, the AF Foundation.
The multi-million pound conference and events venue was opened in 2010 by Andrew Flintoff and Robert Hough, Chairman of the Northwest Regional Development Agency and has since enjoyed growing success.
The Point has already played host to over 91 conventions, events, and formal dinners, welcomed 60,000 visitors, and achieved a turnover of around £2.5m.
The Point’s sales manager Peter Ash says: “ Our first year has been very exhilarating and successful which has resulted in positive feedback and, most importantly, repeat business. We thought it would be appropriate to invite those people who have been supportive and instrumental in our success to a celebratory birthday lunch.”
Peter adds: “ The last 12 months have also marked a new era for our conference and events team. They now have a venue to offer prospective clients with highly flexible and technically advanced conference and banqueting facilities, capable of catering for groups of up to 1,000.”
To add to The Point’s birthday celebrations LCCC’s CEO Jim Cumbes informed the guests that planning permission for a £32m redevelopment of Old Trafford had now been approved and work will start in September.