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In the spotlight - a century's entertainment

Friday, 24 May 2013

Hampshire business representatives will be going backstage to find out what makes a successful theatre tick when they visit the Theatre Royal Winchester on Thursday 6 June. Also on the bill is entertainment from the Theatre's own thriving youth group 'Glimpse Theatre'.

Organised by Hampshire County Council under the Hampshire Ambassadors scheme, the visit will be attended by around 40 Hampshire Ambassadors from companies ranging from small consultancies through to 'blue chip' organisations. The Ambassadors will learn how Theatre Royal Winchester - a registered charity - is taking a successful business, with a hundred years of experience behind it, into the twenty-first century.

Hampshire Ambassadors play an important role in raising the profile of commerce and industry in the county. Business growth is vital for Hampshire's continued prosperity and visits from the Hampshire Ambassadors help to highlight and showcase the achievements and successes of local businesses.

Theatre Royal Winchester has been at Winchester's cultural heart since the early twentieth century and celebrates its centenary next year. It continues to attract almost 75,000 theatre goers every year with a high quality programme of up to 200 shows.

Mark Courtice, Chief Exceutive at Theatre Royal Winchester said:

"We are delighted to welcome Hampshire Ambassadors to Theatre Royal Winchester. For a hundred years we have been an important part of commercial and community life in the city and it is great to be able to welcome business leaders and those who speak for Hampshire across the world to our very special theatre as we approach our centenary year in 2014."

Now in its seventeenth year, Hampshire Ambassadors provides a monthly opportunity for a group to visit innovative Hampshire companies to encourage other local firms to strive for business excellence, develop their own best practice procedures and improve competitiveness.

The Ambassadors - currently numbering more than 1,300 and growing - are dedicated to promoting Hampshire as an excellent place for business, tourism, investment and conferencing.

For more information on the Hampshire Ambassadors scheme contact Michelle McClean on 01962 845745.

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