Mon 13th Feb 2017
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council joins NI Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Ann McGregor (Chief Executive of NI Chamber); Councillor Mary Garrity (Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh DC) and Brendan Hegarty (Chief Executive of Fermanagh and Omagh DC).
A district in Northern Ireland renowned for its fine craftwork and manufacturing activities has joined Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce (NI Chamber).
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is the latest local authority to become a Corporate member of NI Chamber and joins Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council; Mid-Ulster Council; and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.
Corporate members represent the leading companies in Northern Ireland who help drive the development of the economy.
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council contains 7,175 registered businesses which accounts for 11% of all businesses in Northern Ireland.
The district is home to the world famous Belleek Pottery whose Parian China is sold all over the world and also to Terex which manufactures a range of mobile crushing and screening equipment used by the construction industry globally.
Emphasising the Council’s commitment to growing the local economy, Councillor Mary Garrity, Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council said:
“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council believes that working together with the business sector can create the kinds of partnerships and networks which can bring real opportunities for our businesses across a range of service and industrial sectors.
“The Council looks forward to working with NI Chamber of Commerce and Industry and to seeing tangible results of our new arrangement.”
Ann McGregor, Chief Executive of NI Chamber, said:
“Fermanagh and Omagh District is home to some of Northern Ireland’s biggest and most successful names in business including Terex, Encirc, Belleek Pottery and Severfield.
“It has also got a strong local tradition of entrepreneurship with many businesses in the region at the forefront of innovation and creativity.
“NI Chamber is delighted to welcome the Council as a corporate member in a partnership which will help drive business growth and provide support for business development in the Fermanagh and Omagh district.”