A PUB manager has been celebrated by MPs for completing and award-winning training programme.

Daniel Davis, of Colchester's the Centurion, was invited to the House of Commons to celebrate being the 200th graduate from Stonegate's Bar to Boardroom management training programme.

To mark the graduation milestone, a number of MPs joined Stonegate’s team members to learn more about the programme.

Stonegate chief executive, Simon Longbottom, commended the graduates and the Stonegate development team.

He said: “Reaching our 200th milestone is a really proud moment for Stonegate and the House of Commons is a fitting place to celebrate.

"As well as being a memorable occasion for the Accelerators, we believe it is important to help MPs understand the vital role that our company and the wider pub and bar industry play in offering, not just jobs, but worthwhile progressive careers, with arguably the best opportunity out of any industry to go from the bottom rung right to the very top.”