Chairs Update – April 2018

Dear member

As we start May with, hopefully, some warmer weather April has been a very busy month for the Ambassadors. We kickstarted our Events  program with our Annual social at the Wagon Wheel in memory of the late Derek Fradgley.

The evening proved to be a great success bringing together 60 members family and friends With superb  food and service from Giuliano and his team. The event raised £1400 for the ambassadors charities.

The PSA testing event brought together over 275 Men from across the county to Sixways stadium for their annual PSA  blood test. Fellow ambassador Rob North and his wife Carmel, hosted the evening along with David and Dorothy Baxter – Smith and his team of Phlebotomists.

Ambassador Nigel Smith of the Fleece Inn Bretforton hosted the inaugural Asparagus Express Train. Running from the recently reopened Broadway station to Cheltenham station celebrating St George’s Day. On this unique train journey Ambassadors enjoyed music and dancing before heading off on the first non-stop train for 100 years travelling from Broadway to Cheltenham.

50K challenge

This week we hit our target of signing up 50 Ambassadors for the Thames 50K challenge in September. We now have the task to raise £50,000 for St Richards Hospice 2020 Build. Every penny counts and will Be greatly appreciated. if you would like to sponsor the Worcestershire Ambassadors Amazing Adventurers please click on the link below:


Our members have been widely recognised in and out of the county for many different reasons as follows:

Congratulations to Tony Lowe who has been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen The Title of “Circuit Judge.” His Honour Judge Anthony Lowe will be based in Shrewsbury.

Congratulations to Julia Williams and Sarah Mayo Evans for a very successful afternoon for the Wonderful Worcestershire  Awards held at the new marquee at New Road. Over 200 guests enjoyed the award ceremony and entertainment in the new surroundings. The following Ambassadors walked away with top awards.

Congratulations to Mark Martin who was presented with Significant Achievement Award and Director of the year Award at the Wonderful Worcestershire Awards

Congratulations to Stuart Allen who was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Finally I would like to say a few words about Member Mr Andrew Manning – Cox who after 40 years of service as a Partner in the international law firm Gowling WLG ( formally Wragge and co)  of which 33 years has been spent as a partner specialising in Litigation and Arbitration, is retiring. However this does not mean that Andrew will be bowing out of the business community, his personal practice as a mediator arbitrator and notary public means business connections within Herefordshire and Worcestershire will continue. We wish Andrew all the very best in this new chapter of his life.


Events continue to prove very popular. Can I request that when registering for an event could you please hit the Facebook and Twitter buttons and like the Worcestershire Ambassador Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @WorcAmbassadors

The next  major event is Friday 11th May for our Annual Cricket day with IPL Auctioneer and host of Bargain Hunt guest speaker Richard Madley There are still a few tickets left. Please follow the link below to book:!event/2018/5/11/worcestershire-ambassadors-annual-cricket-dayworcestershire-v-essexguest-speaker-richard-madley

On the 18th of June in Partnership  with Worcestershire Advance and Worcester News is the World Cup Opener England v Tunisia. This is selling fast as the event will also involve PSA testing for those gentleman that could not attend last month.This event can be booked online by following the link below:!event/2018/6/18/world-cup-opener-livejoin-us-for-england-v-tunisia

If you have any events you would like to put on the website or any feel good news please let Tracey Hopkins know at

New Members

I would like to welcome five new members this month: Lorraine Henry from Henry Pepper PR, Karen Lohan CEO of Turl and Co, Damien Siviter of Seven Capital, James Reade of SME Solicitors and Kate Attwood Scaiff Solicitors LLP.

Finally, thank you for your ongoing support and I look forward to seeing you at future events.

Kind Regards
Phil Dutton