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Chambers Launch Business Manifesto

posted 20 Jun 2012, 03:51 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 20 Jun 2012, 03:52 ]
The Chambers of Commerce within the Sheffield City Region have teamed up to launch the ‘Manifesto for Growth’ – the business manifesto for the City Region.

The manifesto was launched at a special event at Barnsley FC's Oakwell Stadium which was attended by leading business people, politicians, and representatives of local authorities and partner organisations.

The ‘Manifesto for Growth’ is the culmination of the discussions and debate that took place at the inaugural Business Conference for the City Region in February 2012. 

The February conference saw over 200 delegates from across all sectors debate a plethora of issues that, firstly, are hindering businesses locally and, secondly, those that can provide us with an economic catalyst to boost growth, job creation and business confidence.

Through the vehicle of the Chambers’ lobbying movement, businesses will use the manifesto as a reference document to lobby senior politicians and civil servants on the key issues that the private and public sectors face over the coming months, and heading into 2013.

Chris MacCormac, President of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, said: “Businesses from across the City Region have been calling for the Chambers to do something radical and influential and. by doing so, stand up for the interests of its members and commerce in the region.

“This is our answer. The Manifesto in merely the agenda being set for the coming months and the Chambers will provide businesses the vehicle through which we can hopefully achieve some of our aims as set out within the publication.

“Through the three main areas of concentration, skills, conditions and infrastructure, we will seek to kick-start the economy in these core areas that can provide the regional economy with a stimulant for job creation and growth. Over the rest of 2012 and moving into next year, we will be working hard to push for some of the measures we have outlined within the document in partnership with our colleagues across the City Region.”

Click here to visit the Chamber website and download the 'Manifesto for Growth' Manifesto for Growth 2012 (10.8 Mb).