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Hertfordshire businesses inspired by Paralympian

PUBLISHED: 09:54 08 December 2011 | UPDATED: 20:24 20 February 2013

Vivek Chaudhary from Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, Danny Crates, Paralympic Gold Medallist, David Coulson, East of England Development Authority and John Fuller, Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners.

Vivek Chaudhary from Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, Danny Crates, Paralympic Gold Medallist, David Coulson, East of England Development Authority and John Fuller, Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners.

Paralympian Danny Crates inspired Hertfordshire businesses at an event at Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne this week.

Hertfordshire businesses were inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games at a free event at Paradise Wildlife Park this week.


The event is the latest in an award-winning series of free business meetings arranged by Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners, the countys official partnership supporting the delivery of the London 2012 Games.


Delegates enjoyed a cooked breakfast, heard about London 2012 contract opportunities, were given advice on business preparedness, met a Paralympic gold medallist and local young talented athletes, found out about Hertfordshires Olympic venue - the Lee Valley White Water Centre, enjoyed a tour of Paradise Wildlife Park, and networked with other local business people.


Paralympian Danny Crates, the former T46 arm amputee, 2004 Paralympic Champion combined with other speakers to inspire local businesses to get themselves ready for the London 2012 Games.


Danny said, These events are still as important as they were two years ago as contracts are still available. There is also the added opportunity for the Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners Partnership to champion the amount of business success that Hertfordshire has already had from London 2012.


Chairman of the Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners Board, Derrick Ashley, said, Our county has maintained the accolade of the highest percentage of businesses registered on CompeteFor in the region, we are proud of this and want to keep the level of engagement up.


With the recent London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay announcing that Hertfordshire has the honour of hosting the torch on two days, now really is the time for Hertfordshire businesses to grab the opportunities that the Olympics is brining to the county.



Registrations are now being taken for the partnerships next Win Business Gold business event on Friday 27 January at the Holiday Inn, Elstree. These free events are very popular so businesses are advised to book early to avoid disappointment - download the registration form at


http://www.hertsisreadyforwinners.co.uk/downloads.html and return it to herts2012@hertscc.gov.uk




















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