Sir Mervyn King gets to The Point at Emirates Old Trafford

Ahead of Lancashire’s cricket double-header at Hampshire last week, Head Coach Peter Moores and batsman Stephen Moore received a team talk from Sir Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, who was holding a breakfast meeting for 200 delegates at Emirates old Trafford.

Prior to the seminar, King, who is patron of Worcestershire County Cricket Club, was taken on a tour of the new Players and Media Centre by CEO Daniel Gidney where he spent some time talking cricket with Moores and Moore before their trip to the south coast.

“We are delighted to have hosted Sir Mervyn King. As a globally respected leader from Banking and Economics who loves cricket, it was great to get his perspective on the importance of the sustainability of cricket clubs as businesses. He was impressed by our redeveloped facilities, and by how we had invested for growth and created jobs and how our £45m development is now beginning to bear fruit, particularly with The Point now establishing itself as a leading business venue in the UK,” said Gidney.

King later opened the breakfast briefing to the 200-plus senior regional business leaders present. “I am honoured that my last official visit to the North West as the Governor of the Bank of England is at The Point at Emirates Old Trafford,” he said.

Image L-R: Stephen Moore, Peter Moores, Sir Mervyn King and Daniel Gidney. Credit: Simon Pendrigh/LCCC

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