A FORMER Blackburn milkman is celebrating after his company became the first in the north to secure an exclusive hospitality facility at Twickenham Stadium.

Oliver Pimblett, 35, who studied at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School from 1990 to 1997, says he will provide the ‘personal touch’ when visitors flock to the upcoming England Autumn Internationals.

His company, The Hospitality Broker, has been given a space in the ‘Twickenham Village’, formerly known as Cardinal Vaughn.

It will provide all-day hospitality packages after the firm signed a deal with one of the Rugby Football Union’s official suppliers to become an ‘official agent’.

Mr Pimblett, a Blackburn Rovers fan, said: “It’s a real honour for us. England rugby hospitality has a long and respected history and to have our own facility at Twickenham is something really special.

“The north is brilliant for sport and business in general, with the Rugby World Cup being in England next year, and Manchester hosting a game for the first time. It’s really exciting.

“It has taken me years to sign this contract. I have been in business for 13 years and I have been building up relationships since then.”

Mr Pimblett said he had yet to finalise plans for his hospitality packages for the luxury marquee, but they could include a complementary bar, food, guest speakers and celebrity hosts, dedicated staff, and flat- screen TVs showing re-runs of the game after the match.

Twickenham Stadium will host several games as part of the England Autumn Internationals tournament.

The competition kicks off on Saturday, November 1, when the Barbarians play Australia.