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Ambassadors visit the Vyne

Monday, 08 July 2013

Hampshire business representatives will be finding out what it takes to run a historical treasure when they take a tour of the National Trust's 16th-century country house The Vyne at Sherborne St John on Thursday 11 July.

Organised by Hampshire County Council under the Hampshire Ambassadors scheme, the visit will be attended by around 50 Hampshire Ambassadors from companies ranging from small consultancies through to 'blue chip' organisations.

The Vyne, which welcomed 130,000 visitors last year and has already seen 70,000 pass their gates since March this year, was built for Lord Sandys, King Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain and retains its original Tudor chapel with stained glass. The large grounds contain extensive woodland and a wetlands nesting site which is populated by swans and Common Redshanks.

The next Hampshire Ambassadors visit will be at Langstone Adventure Rowing, Portsmouth on 7 August.

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 or email michelle.mcclean@hants.gov.uk

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