Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland business lobby groups to host Westminster event

By Staff Reporter

Three business lobby groups from Northern Ireland are to bring their concerns directly to Westminster within weeks.

Retail NI, Hospitality Ulster and Manufacturing NI will host a joint business and economy event in London on September 5. Secretary of State, Karen Bradley, will be among those who will address the event on the terrace at the House of Commons. In a statement, the three bodies said: "Between our three groups, we represent businesses which provide most of the private sector jobs in Northern Ireland.

"We intend this to be the biggest ever Northern Ireland business and economy focused event at Westminster, highlighting our world-class products and promoting the region as one of the best locations in these islands to shop, socialise and to start and locate a business."

Glyn Roberts of Retail NI, added: "This will be a unique opportunity for the local business community to network with key decision-makers at Westminster. Despite our political difficulties and having no Government in place, our three organisations have a key role in promoting Northern Ireland as a fantastic place to do business."

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