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Causeway Chamber host Annual General Meeting

Ian Donaghey MBE of Irwin Donaghey Stockman commenced his third term as President by stating that he is delighted to be afforded the opportunity to serve the local business community for another term. Ian will be supported by Vice Presidents Clare McIntyre of B&E Security Systems and Anthony Newman of Newman Rea Financial Services.

Ian welcomed new Chamber Council Members, Arlene McConaghie of Riada Resourcing, Roger Hamilton of Danske Bank and Sharon Baillie of Dunluce Restaurants.

Ian thanked the Council Members who were standing down this year and in particular James Smyth of Smyth Steel and Frances Lundy of Riada Resourcingfor their long service to Chamber.

Ian congratulated long standing Chamber Member and former 2005 President Andy Magowan on the award of an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Ian Donaghey said, “As I stated last year we continue to increase our business lobbying with local government, Stormont and Westminster and we are clearly recognised as the business voice for the Borough.As part of this we have collaborated with 17 other Chambers of Commerce to produce a joint policy statement, Let’s Do Business which we will use to lobby our political representatives collectively and we intend to launch this in the next few weeks.

We have already been working with the chambers in Ballymoney, Limavady and Ballycastle on several projects not least of all the business awards now covering the whole Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area which was launched three weeks ago. Causeway Chamber is committed to working with the other chambers, to bring a united business representation to the new Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, there is no doubt that together we have a stronger voice together.

We have increased our networking and business information events and we continue to work in partnership with Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council, Causeway Enterprise Agency, Ulster University and Invest NI.”

Ian thanked the Chamber’s Corporate Sponsors – Autoline Insurance Group, Irwin Donaghey Stockman, Riada Resourcing, Roadside Garages for their continued support and welcomed the Chamber’s new Corporate Sponsor B&E Security Systems.

Annette Deighan, Operations Manager for the Chamber provided an overview of the Chamber activity throughout the year. Annette Deighan said, “The Chamber has hosted 20+ events with over 730 delegates participating.These have included – Business Lunches/Breakfast, Training, Seminars, Site Visits, and Annual Dinner to name but a few.

We have been supported by various local businesses whilst working in partnership with Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council, Invest NI, Ulster University and Causeway Enterprise Agency. Annette assured members that the Chamber will continue to provide a full calendar of events which will give ample opportunities to network, promote their business and reap the rewards of their commitment.”

For further information about the Chamber please contact Annette Deighan on 028 7034 3111 or visit www.causewaychamber.com

Ian Donaghey MBE President of the Causeway Chamber of Commerce with joint Vice-Presidents Clare McIntyre and Anthony Newman

Ian Donaghey MBE President of the Causeway Chamber of Commerce with the newly elected Council Members l-r Sharon Baillie of Dunluce Restaurants, Arlene McConaghie of Riada Resourcing and Roger Hamilton of Danske Bank

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