by Richard Buckley, Editor, Business Eye

Former Premier League footballer Andy Cole is to be guest speaker at the Freight Transport Association’s annual Northern Ireland Logistics Lunch, to be held at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast on Friday 5 June 2020.   Famed for his role in helping Manchester United secure a treble victory in 1999 – the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League titles – the ex-England striker will inspire the audience with his tales of success, failure and resilience as post-lunch entertainment.


Seamus Leheny, Policy Manager for Northern Ireland at FTA, the only business group that represents all of logistics, comments: “We are thrilled to have secured Andy Cole as post-lunch entertainment at this annual event. His illustrious career as a professional footballer – which has seen him go down in history as one of English football’s most talented players – will make for an insightful and inspirational talk for sports fans and non-sports fans alike. I am looking forward to celebrating another successful year for the logistics sector with the industry’s finest; do not miss your chance to join us!


“The annual lunch is the perfect forum at which to recognise industry achievements, network with peers, enjoy a delicious three course lunch and informally debate the key issues and opportunities facing the logistics with logistics experts from across the province.”


The event also serves as a fundraiser for PIPS Charity, a Belfast-based organisation providing suicide prevention and bereavement support services, counselling and therapies throughout Northern Ireland.


A table of 10 places is available to book for £1,100 +VAT or a table of five for is £550 +VAT. For more information or to book a place, please visit


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