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The Sun Shone On Hopfest Again

Friday kicked off at 12 noon with the business networking event sponsored by Shout, NetDec and Zebra Colour. There were hundreds of business people having a drink and enjoying a chat in the sun.

Teatime saw the doors open to the public and an influx of people wanting to enjoy the music, beer, gin and prosecco along with the delicious food in the sun. The bands had a great welcome from the guests who enjoyed dancing the night away.

Saturday was a complete sellout which unfortunately left some people who were unable to get a ticket disappointed. The touch rugby proved as popular as ever with some interesting fancy dress! Everyone took advantage of the stunning sunshine and made use of all the extensive space at the club, languishing in the sun or taking shelter in the marquees when the sun got a little too much. A large variety of food was available cooked in the kitchens or outside on the barbecues. Again the bands were greeted enthusiastically and visitors enjoyed dancing late into the night.

Drink up Sunday was a great success and people enjoyed watch the Wolverines playing American Football. Any remaining beer was finished off with some enjoying the takeouts on offer.

We honestly couldn’t have wished for a better festival and would like to thank all of our volunteers who worked tremendously hard, our sponsors for their support and everyone who attended to make it such a success

Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire.Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.