Gerald Jennings, Leeds Chamber lunch

President’s Annual Lunch speech (abridged)

Businesses in Leeds have been told to remain positive and that the local economy is still strong, despite the uncertainty caused by Brexit.

President, Gerald Jennings, told the Leeds Chamber of Commerce annual lunch attendees that, as long as the focus for business leaders and politicians is on building a strong, dynamic economy, that the city and wider region will continue to reap rewards. ¬† ¬†Gerald set out some of the Chamber’s achievements of the last 12 months, while appealing to MPs and other decision-makers to put aside party politics for the greater good of business confidence.

Attendees heard about Chamber lobbying successes and continuing activities in transport, the South Bank, the Waterfront, before welcoming the incoming Branch Manager of the new John Lewis store in the city, James Prince.

Read an abridged version of Gerald’s speech here (2 pages).

Written on 4th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, News, Policy & lobbying