Monday, July 15, 2024

Doncaster Chamber prepares a welcome for business-boosting Leger Festival

Doncaster Chamber is celebrating the St Lager racing festival, and what its its considerable impact means for the economy of the city.

Dan Fell, Chief Exec of Doncaster Chamber, said: “The St Leger has been going strong since 1776 and has become synonymous with our city. It’s one of our biggest claims to fame and a major attraction that reliably drums up business while also showcasing Doncaster on the world stage.

“We are proud to be a part of it once again with our Ladies Day marquee and would like to thank our sponsor, Orb Recruitment, for making it possible. This always proves to be a hit with our members; giving them an opportunity to relish in the glamour of the occasion, network with one another and enjoy the various entertainment offerings of the festival.

“As highlighted in our recently published plan, Doncaster ’35: Manifesto for a Winning City, the ambition for Doncaster is sky high, and the business community is eager to see it unlock its full potential.

“While there is a long journey ahead of us in that regard, the continued success of existing attractions like the St Leger — which already contributes so much to our economy — will be instrumental in getting us to where we want to be. I am greatly looking forward to this year’s event, and cannot wait to see all of the good that it will do for Doncaster.”

The Leger is the oldest of the five British classics, and is now in its 248th year. The festival continues to draw in thousands upon thousands of racegoers each and every September and still remains ones of the most important dates in the sporting calendar. One that puts Doncaster firmly in the international spotlight.

With spectators flocking in from all over the country, it also has the welcome effect of stimulating economic activity. Those in the hospitality sector feel the benefits of this most of all, as visitors end up frequenting our bars, dining at nearby restaurants, spending at local shops, and staying at conveniently-placed hotels.

Stewart Olson, MD of Orb Recruitment, added: “It’s always a pleasure to help create an electric atmosphere for our fellow businesses and I am sure this year will be no different! The event is not only a highlight of the city’s calendar but, with Doncaster Chamber’s input, becomes a valuable opportunity for the business community to come together, network and celebrate shared successes. We are honoured to support an occasion that fosters growth and partnerships in this way.”

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