Birthday venue plans expansion

Left to right, Alan Abernethy maintenance man to Room Four, Wendy Gray (Alan's daughter) , and staff members Vicky Speight, Joanne Turnbull and Wendy Chambers
Left to right, Alan Abernethy maintenance man to Room Four, Wendy Gray (Alan's daughter) , and staff members Vicky Speight, Joanne Turnbull and Wendy Chambers
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THE custodians of a popular Wigan business venue are celebrating 10 successful years.

In 2001, from the debris of a closed down pub, proprietor Wendy Gray opened Room Four Limited on Legh Street, Golborne, just off the East Lancs Road. The cost to refurbish at the time was as much as the property itself.

The premises had been built in 1869 at a total cost of £700 to benefit the young men of the day who indulged in innocent recreation of cricket and ball games because it was adjacent to a recreation ground.

This month Room Four hosted its 10th anniversary with a glittering open evening where guests toured the building and had a bit of fun a Scalextric race in one of the rooms!

Wendy said: “I wanted to give something back to our customers and decided this was a fitting response and as you can see many of turned out for us.”

The buffet was provided by Room Four itself as it has full onsite catering facilities.

Wendy said: “I have a dedicated resident chef who can turn her hand to create wonderful food working to any budget.”

Room Four held a charity raffle with the £106 raised going to one of its nominated charities: Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

The guest speaker was Edwin Matthews, communications officer for Wigan and Leigh Hospice, who spoke about the new online fund-raising facility where for every £1 someone donates online, a business consortium will double it. See www.wlh.org.uk for more information.

Edwin said: “It’s great to meet other business people at celebrations like these.

“It all helps to promote the work of the Hospice which needs to raise £4,500 every day to keep open.”

Regular clients using Room Four include E-on Energy, NatWest, the NHS, Wigan Council and Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

And Room Four Services include: hire of rooms and facilities for meetings, conferences and training courses; seven rooms, the largest of which taking up to 100 delegates; sound-proof rooms with natural lighting; business lounge facilities for informal meetings; free Wi-Fi broadband access, in-house catering for lunches or business events, and a large free car park.

During the past 10 years Room Four has grown to be one of the largest independent training and conference centres in the area.

In the New Year Room Four is looking to expand the business to include wedding receptions and Christening parties to keep the facility going at all times of the week.

At the 10th year celebrations Wendy presented floral gifts to her team for all the hard work and dedication they give to Room Four.

Find out more by calling 01942 272451 or view www.roomfourltd.com