The North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce’s milestone year received Parliamentary approval this week.
The Chamber, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, sent a delegation of staff and members to a special centenary reception at the House of Commons on Wednesday.
More than 100 people were in attendance, including the Chamber’s guests and other Chambers of Commerce ahead of the annual British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Conference which began on Thursday.
Also in attendance were the House of Commons Deputy Speaker, the Right Honourable Lindsay Hoyle MP, the current Member of Parliament for Chorley, as well as Nick Boles MP, the Minister of State jointly for the Department for Business Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education.
Both men made speeches to those present along with one from Chamber president, Norman Tenray.
The day had started with a lunchtime champagne reception at Preston Station, followed by a journey to London Euston in a dedicated carriage sponsored by Virgin Trains.