Sir Steve Redgrave talks legacy at Bristol construction event

Bristol based management and construction consultancy, Gleeds, welcomed their Global Ambassador and five time gold medallist, Sir Steve Redgrave, to the city on Thursday 9th May to talk to a specially invited group of VIPs from local universities, sports facilities, developers and client organisations. Sir Steve was asked to attend to talk about the important role of community sport initiatives as the city approaches the first anniversary of the highly popular Olympic torch relay.

The private dinner hosted at Brasserie Blanc, Cabot Circus, saw Sir Steve, who has been ambassador for Gleeds since 2006, address a group of nearly 70 professionals and answer questions from the audience ranging from his views on sports funding to what part Bristol can play in fostering the sporting talent of tomorrow.

Commenting on the event, Sir Steve said; "As someone who was heavily involved with 2012, it is fantastic to see that the spirit of the Games has had an impact all over the country, not just in the capital. Commentators often view legacy exclusively in terms of building and infrastructure projects, however the human element is just as crucial. The investment from the 2012 Games should inspire people for many years to come, whether that be to take up a sport, run a new business or get involved with a community initiative."

Terry Langdon, Director at Gleeds Bristol said of the evening; "This event was a fantastic opportunity for representatives from organisations as diverse as Bristol Rovers, the region's leading Universities and commercial leaders to come together and tap into the expertise of one of the country's greatest Olympians. It is not often you are afforded a chance to hear from someone of Sir Steve's stature and I know that everyone went away feeling inspired by what can be achieved with dedication and single-minded focus."