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Chamber Lunch at Craxton Wood and Annual General Meeting

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Craxton Wood Hotel, Parkgate Road, Chester CH66 9PB

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*Please note this is a Networking Lunch, the AGM is purely optional to attend*

To be held at the beautiful MacDonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, The West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to our networking lunch and optional AGM. With a delicious two-course meal and plenty of Chamber members and non members alike in attendance, we can promise this will be an event to remember.

Offering you the chance to network with a wide range of local businesses about your company and self, the event also promises to be an afternoon of great company, delicious food and a opportunity to meet with your fellow members.

The event will host a special guest speaker, Nathan Stephens, who will be joining Chamber Members to discuss his respective journey and role working with Disability Sports Wales.

All in attendance will be delighted with a two course menu as follows;

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Braised Beef Shin, Creamed Potato & Glazed Carrots.

Vegetarian - Pumpkin Ravioli, Herb Cream Sauce & Smoked Almond Pesto.

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Dessert - Lemon Tart with Vanilla Chantilly

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Following on from the delicious lunch, the Chamber's Annual General Meeting will follow for those who wish to stay and attend.

Don't miss out on this fantastic event, we hope you can make it!

*Non Members can attend one Chamber event prior to joining to learn more call 01244 669988* .



Nathan Stephens

Nathan Stephens was born in Kenfig Hill in Bridgend, South Wales. At the age of nine an accident on a railway line resulted in the loss of his both of his legs. He started swimming for the Dragons Disabled Swimming Club before moving on to other sports. As a youth he joined the Cardiff Huskies sledge hockey team, which led to an interest in sport. He began competing in athletic competitions in 2003 with Disability Sport Wales at the age of 15, winning the gold in discus, javelin and shot put at the Junior British Championship. He continued his success into the senior field and at the age of 16 he broke the British senior record in all three throwing events.

In 2006 he took part in his first Paralympics when he represented the Great Britain ice sledge hockey team at the 2006 Winter Paralympics, having represented the team at both the 2004 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships and the 2005 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey European Championships.

Stephens competed in three events in the 2008 Summer Paralympics, finishing 11th in discus, 8th in shot put and 4th in the javelin. In 2011, Stephens won the gold at the Paralympic Athletics World Championships in New Zealand, recording a lifetime best of 39.11 metres in the javelin. He followed this up by recording a world record, at the Czech Athletics Open in Olomouc, in the men's F57 javelin with a distance of 41.37 metres.

In April 2012 he qualified in the javelin for the 2012 Summer Paralympics and was selected by sponsors as an ambassador for the British team. Expectations were high for Stephens going into the games as World champion, but in end in controversy when his throwing style was judged illegal and he was red flagged on his first two throws. Stephens later complained that in the previous 2011 World Championships his action was deemed legal, and was deeply unhappy at the official's decision.

In 2015 Stephens joined Disability Sport Wales as their Talent Officer, identifying the athletes of the future.

Nathan will also talk about his time competing in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.


We hope you will be able to join us for what will be a wonderful Lunch and Networking event and we look forward to seeing you on the day.

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