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Young Enterprise role for top bank executive

By Heather McGarrigle

One of Ulster Bank’s top executives has been appointed chair of the Young Enterprise board in Northern Ireland.

Mike Bamber, the bank’s chief executive of retail markets, will chair the board of the education charity, which oversees 20 training programmes.

Businesses and volunteers help deliver the programmes to give schoolchildren an insight into enterprise, business and the world of work. Mr Bamber will be working with around 50 staff, as well as regional partners and supporters within the private sector, to oversee the organisation’s strategic development.

He said: “As we move into a new era where private sector growth and entrepreneurial spirit are increasingly needed, the work of Young Enterprise, and support of the work, is even more vital.

“Our programmes are designed to develop business skills in |our young people and encourage them to think about taking up a career that will enable them to be enterprising, creative and commercially aware.

“These skills are the very foundations of our future economy, and with the Government setting out plans to expand our private sector, nurturing our future entrepreneurs and encouraging them to start up their own business will play a significant part in achieving this aim.”

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