Dee, Marketing Zone’s Communications Director, went to a business presentation about the 2012 Olympics and the opportunities for Hertfordshire, our home county. The 2012 Olympics will involve 70,000 volunteers. At the presentation, volunteer Rosemary Mula, spoke about her passion for the Olympics. Anyone can volunteer – there will be numerous different roles from the simplest of being a host to a house guest from abroad. Why not sign up to volunteer yourself?

It’s estimated that the Games could raise an estimated £100 million for Hertfordshire. Quite aside from the business opportunities it is great that Hertfordshire will be able to welcome athletes from around the world. Many of our sport and leisure facilities will be used as pre-games training camps and Hertfordshire will have its own Olympic venue – the new White Water Canoe centre at Waltham Cross which will be the first new Olympic sporting venue to be completed.