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CBI director steps down after 25 years

By Margaret Canning

Businesspeople from Northern Ireland have said their goodbyes to CBI director Nigel Smyth, as he retires from the organisation after 25 years.

CBI members gathered at Cultra Manor in Co Down to hear tributes to Nigel, who's been admired for his great dedication to the job.

CBI colleague Sarah Greene observed that it was difficult to travel anywhere at speed with Nigel - except by car - as he always wanted to stop and talk to people he knew.

Mr Smyth was congratulated by his successor in the post, Danske Bank chief economist Angela McGowan, and CBI Northern Ireland chairman David Gavaghan.

Ms McGowan starts her new post in October.

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