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Chambers of Commerce lead collaborate efforts on ‘economic game changers’

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) has hosted a delegation of businesses leaders from Cork and Dublin,...

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In my final View from the Chair as NI Chamber President, it feels fitting to reflect on the year just past

In my final article for this newspaper as NI Chamber President, it feels fitting to reflect on the year just...

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Belfast International Airport is NI Chamber Patron

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) has announced that Belfast International Airport has joined its growing list...

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Enter the 2024 NI Chamber Awards

NI Chamber is inviting member businesses across Northern Ireland to enter the 2024 Chamber Business Awards before the deadline of...

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From Economic Vision to economic reality

Last week in Parliament Buildings, we presented the results of NI Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey for the first three months...

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Conference hears why partnership is key to a ‘prosperous, productive and inclusive economy’

More than 300 businesspeople have joined policymakers including Economy Minister Conor Murphy and the new Chief Executive of Invest NI,...

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NI businesses report need for strategic decision making and capital investment in infrastructure

77% of businesses in NI are performing well or reasonably. 23% are just covering costs or are struggling/facing closure. Recruitment...

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NI Chamber and QUB in partnership to deliver digital and cyber series

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and Queen’s University, Belfast (QUB) have formed a new partnership, which...

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NI Chamber welcomes Finance Minister’s Reval26 announcement

NI Chamber welcomes the Finance Minister’s announcement of the next non-domestic rates revaluation Reval26. This is consistent with a long...

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NI Chamber signs MOU with North Carolina

A few weeks ago, I had the great privilege of leading NI Chamber’s delegation to the United States, where we...

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Momentum conference to inspire collaboration for business growth

Prominent figures including Economy Minister, Conor Murphy and the recently appointed Chief Executive of Invest NI, Kieran Donoghue will address...

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Galgorm Collection is new NI Chamber Patron

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) has announced that luxury hospitality group Galgorm Collection is the latest...

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NI Chamber confirms new strategic alliance in USA

On Monday 11 March 2024, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) signed its first international Memorandum of...

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Spring Budget Statement ‘doesn’t sufficiently tackle the issues head on’ says NI Chamber

Commenting on the Chancellor’s Spring Budget Statement, Suzanne Wylie, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber)...

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From Hairshows to Airshows

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and Danske Bank have launched their latest series, designed to help...

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Time to focus on delivery

Last week, Economy Minister Conor Murphy outlined his Economic Vision to the Assembly. At NI Chamber, we certainly welcome the...

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NI Chamber responds to Economy Minister’s Economic Vision

Speaking after the Economy Minister delivered his Economic Vision to the Northern Ireland Assembly, Suzanne Wylie, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland...

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Business lessons on the breakfast menu

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and Bank of Ireland have launched their 2024 Business Breakfast Series,...

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Kick-off for NI Chamber’s networking season

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) is set to launch a new series of Regional Networking events,...

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Welcoming the restoration of the Northern Ireland Executive, Suzanne Wylie, Chief Executive, NI Chamber said:

“The restoration of the Northern Ireland Executive is very welcome news for business. We hope it marks the return of...

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US Special Envoy Joe Kennedy III addresses NI Chamber members

U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland for Economic Affairs, Joe Kennedy III addressed a group of NI Chamber members in...

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NI Chamber welcomes news that Executive may be restored imminently

NI Chamber’s President, Cathal Geoghegan and Chief Executive, Suzanne Wylie have welcomed news that the Northern Ireland Executive may be...

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Important information about moving goods to GB from Irish Ports from 31 January

Background In line with information published in the Border Target Operating Model, certain goods will face full customs controls when...

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Non-Domestic Rates Consultation

As members may be aware, the Department of Finance currently has a number of live consultations on revenue raising following...

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Affirming Northern Ireland’s place in a competitive world

Almost two thirds of NI Chamber members believe they will grow in 2024, according to the findings of our latest...

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Businesses begin 2024 with more optimistic outlook

Recruitment and retention will be a top priority this year, as NI Chamber members focus on employee wellbeing, settling hybrid...

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NI Chamber publishes proposals to reform the planning system

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) has published its recommendations for the reform of the region’s planning...

NI business report strong sales and exports for 2023 

Businesses in Northern Ireland reported a largely positive trading environment during 2023, with more firms reporting increasing sales to Great...

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NI Chamber President: 2024 is the time to reset and prioritise progress

The President of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) has called on Northern Ireland’s political leaders...

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Statement from NI Chamber

Commenting on today’s meeting between the Secretary of State and Northern Ireland’s political party leaders, Suzanne Wylie, Chief Executive, Northern...

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Keeping Growing Businesses in Good Health

Jeremy Eakin, a Non-Executive Director at Eakin Healthcare Group, is set to share the company’s incredible growth story with members...

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Autumn Statement contains no game changers for Northern Ireland

At a UK wide level, last week’s Autumn Statement brought forward a number of initiatives which are welcome and should...

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Business Alliance and the Public Sector Chairs’ Forum call for level playing field for Northern Ireland

Speaking today (23 November 2023) the Northern Ireland Business Alliance joined together with the Public Sector Chairs’ Forum (PSCF) to...

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NI Chamber responds to Autumn Statement

Commenting on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Suzanne Wylie, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) said: ...

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NI Chamber says Autumn Statement must include targeted action on childcare

Speaking ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Suzanne Wylie, Chief Executive, NI Chamber said: “The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement must be...

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NI Chamber President: Time for a restored Executive to take tough decisions

The President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) has stressed the case for a restored, fully...

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Boosting the new business pipeline

NI Chamber’s annual Meet the Buyer is on the move, with the 2023 event set to be hosted in Ballymena...

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At a pivotal moment, it’s time to see the Executive restored

This week, we published the findings of NI Chamber’s latest quarterly economic survey, which found that whilst the trading environment...

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Public Affairs Update: Future Workforce Summit

NI Chamber hosted its inaugural Future Workforce Summit at the iconic Titanic Belfast on Thursday 26 October. Over 200 passionate...

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Business Survey: Trading environment is positive but confidence takes a slight dip

The trading environment remains largely positive, with 77% of businesses performing well or reasonably well And more businesses are reporting...

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Ireland captain to lineout for NI Chamber President’s Banquet

More than 900 businesspeople are set to attend NI Chamber’s sold-out President’s Banquet on Thursday 9 November in ICC Belfast....

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NI Chamber to host inaugural Workforce Summit

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) is set to host its first Future Workforce Summit on Thursday...

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NI Chamber responds to Action Plan following review of Invest NI

Following publication of an Action Plan in response to the Independent Review of Invest NI, Suzanne Wylie, Chief Executive, Northern...

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In the interest of growth

When NI Chamber and BDO published Quarterly Economic Survey results for Q2 in August, we highlighted then that inflation was...

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Public Affairs Update – September

A Skilled and Inclusive Workforce Future Workforce Summit NI Chamber is pleased to announce that the inaugural Future Workforce Summit...

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Business Breakfast to look at the Future of Finance

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and Bank of Ireland UK invite finance professionals from across the...

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NI Business Alliance welcomes focus on investment

Speaking about the Northern Ireland Investment Summit, members of the NI Business Alliance have welcomed the focus on investment, saying:...

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Fast-tracking growth through digitisation

NI Chamber is set to host an event for digital, tech and commercial professionals on Thursday 14 September in Bangor. ...

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Northern Ireland: A promising investment proposition

Cathal Geoghegan, President, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Next week, we expect that more than 100 global investors...

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Chamber Awards 2023 – Winners and Highly Commended

Recognising and rewarding excellence in local business, the Chamber Business Awards are one of the UK’s most contested and prestigious...

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NI Chamber responds to Border Target Operating Model implementation delay

Statement 29 August 2023 Commenting on the announcement that the timeline for implementation of the Border Target Operating Model, which...

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All roads lead to NI Chamber’s Festival of Business

Businesspeople from across Northern Ireland are set to descend upon St George’s Market for NI Chamber’s Festival of Business, which...

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Windsor Framework – UK Trader Scheme Registration Reminder

What is the UK Internal Market Scheme (UKIMS)? As members will be aware, UKIMS will be the new authorisation to...

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Business confidence appears to be growing again

Cathal Geoghegan, President, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry On 8 August, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry...

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NI Chamber survey reports improving business confidence

62% of NI Chamber members are positive that turnover will grow in the next 12 months 4 in 5 respondents...

NI Chamber welcomes new CEO

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) has welcomed the arrival of its new Chief Executive, Suzanne Wylie...

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Public Affairs Update – July

Restoration of an Executive Since taking up the role in June, NI Chamber President, Cathal Geogeghan has wasted no time...

NI Chamber raises over £16,000 for Nexus

NI Chamber has presented the charity Nexus with a total of £16,506.77 following a year-long partnership. The organisation, which supports...

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Judging panel appointed for NI Chamber Awards

An independent panel of judges has been appointed to judge entries in the 2023 NI Chamber Awards. The group is...

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Chamber Golf Day is the Best by Par

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) is set to host its popular Annual Golf Day on Friday...

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NI Chamber President reiterates calls for ‘political leadership to sustain growth and attract investment’

The President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber), Cathal Geoghegan has said there is still time...

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Statement from NI Chamber

Following today’s funding announcement from Young Enterprise NI, Cathal Geoghegan, President, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber)...

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Comment from NI Chamber on Employment Survey Results

Commenting on the publication of Quarterly Employment Survey results published today (13 June 2023) by NISRA, Christopher Morrow, Acting Chief...

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Earlier this month, I had the great honour of being appointed as the 177th President of Northern Ireland Chamber of...

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Business lunch returns to Belfast City Hall

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) is set to welcome more than 400 businesspeople to its Annual...

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Enter the 2023 NI Chamber Awards

NI Chamber is inviting member businesses across Northern Ireland to enter the 2023 Chamber Business Awards before the deadline of...

Cathal Geoghegan is 177th President of NI Chamber

Cathal Geoghegan, Managing Director at Henderson Foodservice has been elected as the new President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce...

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The Chamber Business Awards are back for 2023… Enter now!

Recognising and rewarding excellence in local business, the Chamber Business Awards is one of the UK’s most contested and prestigious...

Senior Appointments at NI Chamber

NI Chamber has announced the appointment of three new Senior Managers from within its team. The promotions reflect significant growth...

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There is still time to let 2023 be a year of progress

In my first View from the Chair column last year, I outlined my priorities for the year in office; they...

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Statement on the Department for the Economy’s budget allocation

Commenting on the Department for the Economy’s budget allocation, Ann McGregor, Chief Executive, NI Chamber said: “Confirmation of the budget...

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Finnebrogue to speak at NI Chamber event

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) invites ambitious businesses to the next Grow with Danske Bank event...

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NI Chamber and Bank of Ireland invite marketers to breakfast

NI Chamber and Bank of Ireland are set to host a business breakfast specifically for marketing and communications professionals on...

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Statement from NI Chamber

Following today’s written statement by Northern Ireland Secretary of State Chris Heaton-Harris, Ann McGregor, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Chamber of...

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NI Chamber takes networking series on the road

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and NIE Networks have launched a new calendar of networking events,...

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Showing the eyes of the world that NI is open for business

Last week I had the privilege of hearing President Biden’s public address at Ulster University – experiencing it close-up as...

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Business confidence in Northern Ireland improves significantly

From securing EU/UK trading arrangements to addressing labour and skills challenges, Northern Ireland’s economy requires a razor-like focus on growth,...

CEO Appointment Update

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce & Industry (NI Chamber) is delighted to announce that Suzanne Wylie will take up the...

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Positive perceptions and a strong international reputation

Last week, I had the enormous privilege of leading an international showcase, which saw NI Chamber and Dublin Chamber visit...

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NI Chamber promotes advantage and opportunity in US Capital

A joint delegation from Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and Dublin Chamber has arrived in Washington...

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Statement on the Spring Budget

Speaking from Washington D.C, where she is leading a delegation visiting the US capital to promote economic opportunities in Northern...

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NI Chamber profiles ‘Advantage’ in Toronto

A joint delegation from Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and Dublin Chamber have concluded a two...

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International showcase to promote ‘Advantage’ in USA and Canada

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) has announced details of an international showcase, which will see it...

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Statement from the Northern Ireland Business Brexit Working Group

“As a collaboration of 14 industry bodies, we commend the considerable efforts made by the EU and the UK Government...

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Valuing social enterprise

Across Northern Ireland, social enterprises are positively contributing to life and work in a huge variety of innovative ways. The...

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Breakfast series to serve up business lessons

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) has launched a new calendar of breakfast events, designed to inspire...

Narratology is new NI Chamber patron

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) has announced that executive search consultancy, Narratology is the latest organisation...

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Uform to share business growth story with NI Chamber members

Eamon Donnelly, the co-founder of market leading kitchen manufacturer and distributor, Uform is set to be the key-note speaker at...

NI Chamber welcomes new board members

Two senior business figures have been appointed to the board of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber)....

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eBay supports small businesses in Northern Ireland through cost of living crisis

Online marketplace announces latest Business Roadshow with opportunities for mentoring and funding Support comes as a survey of eBay’s UK...

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Fiscal challenges puts business rates back in the spotlight

The good news, relatively speaking, is that after a significant drop across all indicators in Q3 22, NI Chamber’s recently...

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Public Affairs Update

December 2022 – January 2023 It was a busy end to 2022 and start of 2023 for the Policy and...

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Business performance remains steady, but weak

Most businesses say they are currently trading well (31%) or reasonably (49%) 55% of NI Chamber members believe their business...

Ann McGregor to step down after 15 years at NI Chamber

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) Chief Executive Ann McGregor has announced she is leaving her role...

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New Year message from NI Chamber President

2023: A significant milestone The message from investors is clear; 2023 is the year we must turn targets into action...

NI Chamber welcomes appointment of US Special Envoy

Welcoming the appointment of a new US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland, Gillian McAuley, President, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce...

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Comment on veterinary medicines extension

Following confirmation that there will be an extension to the grace period for veterinary medicines until 31 December 2025, Stuart...

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NI businesses report increasing international trade

Businesses in Northern Ireland are reporting a strong appetite for international trade, according to the findings of a recent survey...

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A Place where big ideas are thriving

Last week, I had the enormous privilege of addressing one of the highlights of the business calendar; NI Chamber’s Annual...

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