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Northern Ireland firms working in 'atmosphere of uncertainty', warns business leader

By John Mulgrew

Northern Ireland businesses are "shadow boxing" amid an "atmosphere of uncertainty" with a lack of devolved government and impending Brexit, it has been claimed.

Ellvena Graham, president of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said the current "limbo" between devolution and direct rule was causing concern.

"Businesses are increasingly shadow boxing in an atmosphere of uncertainty and require the support of active and engaged public representatives to boost their confidence at this critical time," she added.

"It's exactly 304 days since we had a functioning Executive - that's 304 days without political leadership or a social strategy or an economic strategy.

"The draft programme for government - published at the end of last year and aimed at creating a better society - is covered in cobwebs.

"Control of the Northern Ireland budget is out of our hands and is now being set at Westminster."

She was speaking at the Chamber's annual banquet at Belfast's Waterfront Hall.

Ms Graham said discussions about the future of Northern Ireland and its border with the Republic following the UK's exit from the EU were "going on without a cohesive Northern Ireland voice being heard directly".

"We are currently in some sort of limbo between a local Executive and full-blown direct rule," she added. "We know from daily contact with businesses large and small and across all sectors that the return of the Assembly is the preferred outcome - a regional government addressing regional needs.

"Five months ago, in my first speech as president, I pointed out that everyone seemed to be preparing for Brexit except Northern Ireland and I asked - what is our plan? I'm still waiting for the answer.

"Who is speaking for us? Who is asking the Government for clarity and coherence on its Brexit negotiating position and how it sees our future relationship with the EU?

"There has been some clarity in recent position papers, but there are still many gaps."

She said Northern Ireland "must see investment in additional fiscal powers to boost our economy, including city deals, air passenger duty and implementing the long awaited corporation tax powers".

Former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond was also a speaker at last night's event, which was billed as a celebration of "engineering in motion".

The event was sponsored by BT, along with recruitment firm 4c Executive, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, weapons firm Thales and law firm Tughans.

Paul Murnaghan, regional director at BT Business Northern Ireland, said: "As one of the world's leading communications and IT services companies, we are proud of our continued investment in helping Northern Ireland compete in these times of change and challenge.

"Technological innovation is integral to the development of our economy and society and we are committed to ensuring that Northern Ireland businesses and citizens are best placed to take advantage of all that technology offers."

The event was attended by around 850 members of Northern Ireland's business community, along with DUP leader Arlene Foster and Sinn Fein's leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O'Neill, along with SDLP leader Colum Eastwood, UUP leader Robin Swann and Alliance MLA Dr Stephen Farry.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2017 Over 850 members of the business community joined Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry for its annual Presidents Banquet at Belfast Waterfront. Pictured at the event are BT Managing Director Major & Public Sector, Colm ONeill; NI Chamber Chief Executive Ann McGregor, guest speaker Richard Hammond from Amazon Primes The Grand Tour and NI Chamber President Ellvena Graham Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2017 Over 850 members of the business community joined Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry for its annual PresidentÕs Banquet at Belfast Waterfront. Pictured at the event are NI Chamber Chief Executive Ann McGregor, guest speaker Richard Hammond from Amazon PrimeÕs The Grand Tour and NI Chamber President Ellvena Graham Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 16th November 2017 The Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual President’s Banquet at Belfast Waterfront . Left to right. Justin and Eimear Hillen Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
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Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 16th November 2017 The Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual President’s Banquet at Belfast Waterfront . Left to right. Brian Moreland, Alan Gibson, Roger Martin and Gary Maxwell Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
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Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 16th November 2017 The Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual President’s Banquet at Belfast Waterfront . Left to right. Ciaran Sheehan, Anne Daley, Mark Lattuske and Maureen Walkingshaw. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
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