CHESTER businesses have shown firm support for worthy local causes at a prestigious event.

There was a full-house attendance in the new event marquee at Boughton Hall Cricket Club for the AGM and Charity Cheque Dinner of the influential Chester Business Club.

The Lord Mayor of Chester & Lady Mayoress, Cllr Martyn Delaney and Carol Berry, were guests of honour and the event was chaired by CBC President Julie Mogan.

The AGM saw the election of Roy Shelton (MD, DropJaw Ventures) as the new club chairman, and the re-election of John Ireston (UHY Hacker Young Chartered Accountants) as club treasurer and Jan Chillery (Aaron & Partners) as the club’s solicitor.

Following the meeting, cheques were presented to representatives of the club’s nominated charities for 2019; Bridge Wellness Gardens, Chester Sports Association for People with Disability, Chester Sexual Abuse Support Services and Chester Aid to the Homeless.

The Hospice of the Good Shepherd also received a cheque for £4,200 from an online charity quiz the club organised.

Three members were elected to serve on the club’s executive council: Rosamond Ellis (The Interiors Shop), Peter Broxton (Pellitect Ltd) and Richard Bolshaw (RB Surveyors).

Bob Clough-Parker, club secretary, said: "Despite the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown, which prevented us from holding 'live' events for over 15 months, the club is in good heart and continues to attract leading businessmen and women into our membership ranks."