THE FORMER head of the CBI helped raise £8,500 towards future repairs and maintenance of Pershore Abbey following an evening of entertainment at the historic venue.
Lord Digby Jones told a packed audience in Pershore Abbey how great battles of the past taught valuable lessons for go-ahead companies today.
He was speaking at the Annual Friends Memorial lecture, which raises support to keep the famous landmark in good repair.
The respected business expert told his audience an early referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union was essential to prevent business uncertainty but said trade deals would follow to ensure our continuing prosperity should voters decide to leave the EU.
The new Vicar of Pershore, the Revd Claire Lording, welcomed Lord Digby on his first visit to the Abbey, and thanked him and the members of The Friends of Pershore Abbey for helping to ensure the building was well maintained.
After a vote of thanks from Friends President Sir Michael Perry, a print of a recent painting of the Abbey by David Woolfe was presented to Lord Digby.