Contributed by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
29/03/2019 - Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
A high-powered team of leading Suffolk businesspeople took full advantage of pressing the county’s case at yesterday’s (28 March) British Chambers of Commerce annual conference, held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster.
Over thirty Invest in Suffolk Ambassadors were taken to the event by Suffolk County Council’s Economic Development team as part of their Invest in Suffolk Ambassadors programme, at the invitation of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.
Invest in Suffolk Ambassadors are high profile business leaders and professionals from a wide range of sectors who are passionate about living and working in Suffolk.
The conference heard speeches from a range of Government and Opposition frontbenchers, including the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Rt. Hon. David Lidington MP and Rt. Hon. Sir Keir Starmer MP, shadow secretary of state for Exiting the European Union.
Attendees were also able to listen to and ask questions of panellists on key business topics such as innovation, technology and working practices.
The presence of such a large contingent of Suffolk businesspeople meant that the ‘Suffolk business story’ was heard by many influential organisations at the conference, allowing the county’s diverse and growing economic base to be better understood by out-of-county businesses and government agencies.
The conference was extensively covered on national and international media channels, with some of the Invest in Suffolk ambassadors being interviewed by news outlets.
James Crook from Suffolk County Council’s Economic Development Team said: “The British Chambers of Commerce Annual Conference is an excellent event. It was great to see so many of our Invest in Suffolk Ambassadors sharing their stories as to why Suffolk is such a fantastic place to do business.”
John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber said: “it was great to seeing so many Invest in Suffolk Ambassadors doing what they do best: explaining why the county is such a great place for inward investment for ambitious and growing enterprises.”
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