100 business delegates attended a ‘Let’s Talk’ Business Lunch with Finance Minister Simon Hamilton, hosted by the Newry Chamber of Commerce in the Canal Court Hotel, 29th January.
President Deborah Loughran, Newry Chamber of Commerce stated, ‘we were delighted to host this important business lunch with one ofNorthern Ireland’s key decision makers. The onstage interview with the Minister conducted by political correspondentTom Kellyprovided an insight into the Assembly’s plans for rebuilding our economy and gave us a valuable opportunity to press the Minister on key issues affecting the greater Newry area and its business community’.
This event is generously sponsored by Autoline Insurance Group. Mr Michael Blaney of Managing Director of Autoline Insurance Group stated, ‘Autoline was delighted to support this business lunch. As an indigenous Newry company employing over 140 people, we value opportunities where we can lend our support to promoting investment in the area and engaging with key stakeholders whose decision’s impact on wider economy’.
Addressing the delegates, Finance Minister Simon Hamilton MLA said: “I am delighted to be in Newry today and wish to take this opportunity to thank the Chamber for organising this business lunch. Events such as this are a great opportunity to engage directly with local businesses on matters that are important to you.
“I also wish to extend my thanks to Autoline Insurance Group – a company that has experienced impressive growth and success in recent years – for sponsoring this event and I look forward to my visit there later today.”