Causeway Chamber's Annual Dinner "Good for Business"

Managing Director of the Wright Group and President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce was this year’s guest speaker at the Causeway Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on Thursday 16th November 2012.
The highly successful event, sponsored by Ringsend-based RiverRidge Recycling, saw more than 100 business representatives from across the area enjoy a night of networking and entertainment at the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine.
The dinner is an excellent opportunity to review progress and to highlight targets for ongoing Chamber initiatives.
James Smyth, President of Causeway Chamber in his address stated: “Over the past year we have continued with our regular activities, lobbying and engaging on issues affecting our business community”.
He referred to the benefits from a number of initiatives supported by the Chamber such as Digital Causeway and the Future Search programme.
As all these ambitious projects could not be run without the support of the Chamber members, the Annual Dinner is a great occasion to thank them: “It is you who enable us to do what we do to help make this region a great place to do business”.
Brett Ross, Managing Director, RiverRidge Recycling said, “We are delighted to have played a part in making this evening such a success. It is important for local companies to work together and ensure the success of not only Chamber initiatives but also the Causeway economy as a whole.”
The Annual Dinner is also one of the main business to business networking activities organised by the Chamber throughout the year. As highlighted by Mark Nodder, networking occasions are immensely important since “they draw business people together, to explore opportunities for greater co-operation”. This contributes to create a dynamic business base, which is “the route for a more prosperous and progressive economy for our community”.
Mark went on to highlight the major role played by regional chambers, especially in persuading “the Northern Ireland Executive and the UK Government to shape and implement more business friendly policies” to build confidence and optimism. Greater interaction between the public and private sector, investment in tourism and exporting, are the keys to stimulate the Northern Ireland economy and achieve a sustainable growth.
His conclusion reflected the optimistic tone of the dinner: “We can address the challenges and win by working together; demonstrating that business is good for Northern Ireland… and Northern Ireland is good for business”.
For further information please contact Annette Deighan at the Causeway Chamber by email or phone 028 7034 3111

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