Sat 6th Jul 2013
New NI Chamber President to champion business growth
Mark Nodder, Group Managing Director of Wright Group elected President of
Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce
Mark Nodder, Group Managing Director of the Wright Group, has been elected as the 163rd President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce.
Speaking following his election at the Chamber AGM in the Fitzwilliam Hotel on 18 May 2012, Mark Nodder said:
“It is an honour to be elected President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce. For two hundred and thirty years the Chamber has worked to ensure that businesses in the region reach their full potential.
“I am keen to support initiatives that grow businesses, especially SME’s which are the backbone of the economy whilst continuing to support Export First, the Chamber’s initiative to increase export.
“I will continue to encourage the Executive and the UK Government to create the conditions for business growth. Equally, they can count on our support when they seek to introduce measures which help business. Our campaign for a reduction in Corporation Tax to stimulate greater investment by established companies and potential inward investors will continue to be a priority.
“There is also an urgent need to look at other measures that will encourage enterprise and help transform Northern Ireland into a dynamic private-sector driven economy. There’s a strong case, for instance, for the Executive to look at beyond Corporation Tax on how other taxes could be devolved to the benefit of Northern Ireland.
“I would also like to thank outgoing President Francis Martin who has made an outstanding contribution to the Chamber and to the business community during his tenure as President,” he added.
Outgoing President Francis Martin said:
“I would like to congratulate Mark on his election as President. It has been an honour to serve as President and Vice-President over the last number of years which have been some of the toughest in recent times for the economy. While there are difficulties for the business sector and the wider economy the strength and resilience of our entrepreneurial tradition is clear to see and I am confident we can weather the storm.”
Speaking at the AGM, Chief Executive Ann McGregor said:
“I would like to congratulate Mark Nodder on his election and thank Francis Martin for the work he has done, particularly over the last number of years. Our new President brings a breadth of experience from the manufacturing sector which will become a great asset to our organisation. I look forward to working closely with him.”
A full AGM report can be accessed at http://northernirelandchamber.com/Content.aspx?nSectionId=1&nSubSectionId=10&nContentId=1621