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Stormont 'must engage' with businesses

By John Mulgrew

It has never been more important for Stormont to engage with businesses in Northern Ireland following the Brexit vote, one industry leader has told the First and Deputy First Minister.

CBI chairman David Gavaghan was speaking during an 'invitation only' event in Belfast.

First Minister Arlene Foster said: "This is a time to harness fresh thinking and new ideas and tap into the wealth of innovative thinking that does not shy away from challenge but instead embraces it."

And Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said, while he differs with Mrs Foster on Brexit, "we are on the same side when it comes to wanting what is best for our economy and society".

The event took place at the Europa Hotel in Belfast, and included insights from Robin McCormick, general manager at SONI and Jackie Henry, senior partner, Deloitte.

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