I am pleased to circulate this month’s update, we have included information on:
- Register now for Newry Chamber AGM 2022
- Members Survey: November 2022
- Chamber Welcomes Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD
- Chamber Meets with Secretary of State for NI
- Newry Business Christmas Charity Dinner 2022
- Analysis: Autumn Statement 2022
If you would like to discuss any issue, please get in touch with the Chamber team.
Chief Executive Officer
Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade
REGISTER NOW: NEWRY CHAMBER AGM 2022
DATE: Thursday 1st November 2022
TIME: 5:30pm – 7pm
VENUE: Custom House, Newry
This year’s AGM will be held on Thurs 1st Dec 2022 from 5:30pm – 7pm at Custom House, Newry.
Buffet food will be served at the start of the meeting.
1. President’s Welcome
3. Approval of minutes of AGM 2021
4. President’s Report
5. Treasurer’s Report
6. Chief Executive Officer’s Report
7. Election to the Chamber Board of Directors
8. Election to the Chamber Council
REGISTER TO ATTEND AGM HERE
MEMBERS SURVEY: NOVEMBER 2022
This survey serves as an opportunity to gain a snapshot of opinion from you, our valued members, on the themes that we will focus on in the latter part of 2022.
Over 70 members have already completed the survey but we want hear from as many members as possible before the survey closes tomorrow at 5pm.
We would be grateful if you could spend just a couple of minutes to provide us with your feedback which will influence how we lobby locally, regionally and nationally with the government and other authorities on the issues that are of concern to you.
Friday 25th November 2022 at 5pm
COMPLETE SURVEY HERE
CHAMBER WELCOMES TAOISEACH, MICHEÁL MARTIN TO NEWRY
The Chamber were delighted to welcome Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD to Newry on Fri 18th Nov 2022.
The roundtable discussion with local business leaders coincided with the Taoiseach announcing that the Narrow Water Bridge Project will be put out to tender.
Planning permission has already been secured for the 280m cable-stayed bridge which will link the Co. Down Coast and the Cooley Peninsula.
The project is being funded by the Shared Island Fund. It will improve connectivity and provide a huge boost to our tourism offering on both sides of Carlingford Lough.
The meeting was facilitated by the Chamber and kindly hosted by Norbrook Laboratories Ltd. It covered topics including economic development, skills, infrastructure, connectivity and healthcare provision.
READ MORE HERE
CHAMBER MEETS WITH SECRETARY OF STATE FOR NI
The Chamber held a constructive roundtable discussion with Secretary of State for NI, Chris Heaton-Harris MP, on his first official visit to Newry.
The meeting took place at the offices of AbbeyAutoline on Wed 16th Nov 2022. It was attended by Chamber Board members and some leading local employers.
We stressed our desire for the Protocol issue to be resolved because of the political instability it has caused. We welcome the positive discussions now taking place between the UK and EU.
Hopefully, this will lead to a workable solution and will provide the basis for the restoration of the NI Executive.
Members also raised issues on corporation tax, rates, energy costs and infrastructure/city deal projects. We do hope to continue our constructive engagement with the Secretary of State in the future.
READ MORE HERE
NEWRY BUSINESS CHRISTMAS CHARITY DINNER 2022
DATE: Thursday 8th December 2022
TIME: 6pm Start
VENUE: Canal Court Hotel & Spa, Newry
COST: £65.00 per ticket, £600.00 for table of 10
For the first time since 2019, one of the highlights of the social calendar in Newry and a major charity fundraising event, Newry Business Christmas Charity Dinner and Toy Mountain is back in person.
Working with St Vincent de Paul and other charities, the event will also support families and individuals at a time when needs are most. Each guest is asked to bring a toy or make a donation to the Toy Mountain.
There are a number of options to purchase tickets:
BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE
Up to a total of four can be purchased on this platform via credit/debit card with immediate confirmation.
(5+ tickets) or a full table booking (10 tickets) will have the option to be invoiced to the business separately and will not have to pay the handling fee on Eventbrite.
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Phone: 07879332267 & 07801654235
READ MORE HERE
ANALYSIS: AUTUMN STATEMENT 2022
How does the Autumn Statement affect your business?
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt MP delivered his Autumn Statement on Thurs 17th Nov 2022.
We have summarised the key points from the Autumn Budget and specific issues affecting NI businesses.
The NI Executive will receive an additional £650 million in funding from HM Treasury for 2022-23.
READ ANALYSIS HERE