On the 5th July, The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club will celebrate its first birthday. Plans for the celebrations are now well underway and Lancashire cricketing hero, Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, stopped by the kitchens to lend a hand.
The multi-million pound conference and events venue has enjoyed growing success since it was opened in 2010 by Andrew Flintoff and Robert Hough, Chairman of the Northwest Regional Development Agency.
The Point has already played host to over 91 conventions, events, and formal dinners, welcomed 60,000 visitors, and achieved a turnover of nearly £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.”
Andrew Flintoff will be the guest of honour at the lunch taking place at The Point on Tuesday 5th July. He will take part in a Q & A session and there will be a charity raffle with the lucky winner receiving a signed Freddie shirt. Money raised will be shared between the LCCC Development Fund, Macmillan Nurses and Freddie’s own charity, the AF Foundation.