TELEVISION adventurer Bear Grylls met staff during the official opening of a distribution centre in Ellesmere Port today.

He attended a reception at the site owned by outdoor wear firm Regatta Group in Pioneer Point and met the 300-strong logistics team.

Chief executive Keith Black said: "This is not just an excuse for a party, but recognition of all of the hard work put in by our logistics teams to provide exemplary customer service to all of our customers around the world.

"We are delighted to have created over 300 jobs in this area and have been very impressed with the individuals who have joined us. I’m sure Bear Grylls will be an inspiring visitor for all."

Bear Grylls said: "Opening a distribution centre is a brand new adventure for me and I'm really looking forward to meeting all of the teams that keep the wheels in motion.

"I have worked with Regatta Group for seven years and I never cease to be impressed by their ambition and entrepreneurialism."

Watch a video of Bear's visit below.