Belfast Telegraph

Prime Minister's upbeat message

By Clare Weir

CET Limited's boss Colin Edgar has just returned to Northern Ireland after rubbing shoulders with Prime Minister David Cameron and other dignitaries at the Commonwealth Games Business Conference in Glasgow.

Held immediately before the opening ceremony of the 2014 championships, the conference was aimed at finding solutions to economic challenges for all Commonwealth nations through the themes of global co-operation, sustainable trade and investment, entrepreneurship and innovation.

The conference was organised jointly by UK Trade & Investment, Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish government and the Commonwealth Business Council.

"It was a great experience to be there and to hear from the Prime Minister," said Mr Edgar.

"It is exciting to be a part of these games and we hope that our business and all other businesses connected with the games enjoy a pick-up thanks to the exposure they have provided to us."

Issues and opportunities such as employment, skills and infrastructure development were all discussed at the conference.

Mr Cameron said that foreign investment in the UK was at its highest level since records began, but added that it was homegrown companies which will help further drive the economic recovery.

Belfast Telegraph