OLYMPIC gold medallist Greg Rutherford MBE has been unveiled as the 2019 host for the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce business awards.

Due to take place on Thursday, June 27 at the Hilton Hotel, Reading, the awards recognise the talents, innovation and entrepreneurship of companies.

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Specialising in long jump, Mr Rutherford has represented Great Britain at the Olympics, World and European and World Athletics Championships. Gavin Spencer, head of membership for the chamber, said: “It’s fantastic that Greg is hosting the night, which is set to be a major highlight of the Chamber’s events calendar.”