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2017 saw many challenges for NI Chamber members - President

Thursday, 4 January 2018

2017 saw many challenges for NI Chamber members - President thumbnailEllvena Graham - President NI Chamber. GB013005

NORTHERN Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) has said that 2018 must be "the year of change and progress - both politically and economically."
President of NI Chamber, Ellvena Graham was speaking on behalf of the business organisation, which represents over 1,200 businesses across Northern Ireland, employing over 100,000 people.
She said: "2017 saw many challenges for NI Chamber members - not helped by the continued absence of a regional Assembly and Executive. Our businesses needed the support of active and engaged public representatives to boost their confidence but it wasn't there - that has to change in 2018.
“This lack of stability in local government has further compounded the lack of clarity surrounding Northern Ireland's position within Brexit negotiations. Sharing a land border with the EU means Northern Ireland has a crucial stake in these negotiations - yet discussions are going on without a cohesive Northern Ireland voice and that of business being heard directly.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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