GES attended Ballymena Chamber's Autumn Business Breakfast at the Adair Arms Hotel, where the guest speaker was DETI Minister Jonathan Bell.
In his speech, Mr Bell congratulated Ballymena on being the first town in Northern Ireland to implement a Business Improvement District (BID). He also highlighted a number of initiatives being driven by his Department to strengthen and develop the economy. These included the Small Business Loan and the Growth Fund, the Small Business Rate Relief Scheme and the non-domestic Empty Property Relief Scheme. He also pointed out that fast, reliable and robust telecommunications are essential, while stating that the NI telecommunications structure was well ahead of most of the UK and Europe, though there is still scope for further improvement.
GES Group were recognised for their investment in growth and improvement at the breakfast, with the Minister commenting on our recent €300,000 investment in our Mallusk facility.
Photo L-R Front Row: Mayor Billy Ashe, Chamber President Alan Stewart, Minister Jonathan Bell MLA, and Cllr Audrey Wales MBE.
Back Row: Chamber Members Ronan McCann, Eugene McKeever MBE and David Moore, GES Group.