New president elected to Chamber of Commerce

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Lisburn Chamber of Commerce recently held their AGM in the Assembly Room at Lisburn Museum & Linen Centre, where they elected a new president for the coming year.

Outgoing president, Mr Evan Morton reported on a successful year for the Chamber with a full calendar of events that were well supported throughout the year.

Mr Morton thanked the whole Chamber team for working so hard over the past year to make his year in office such as success for the Chamber as a whole.

A cheque for £2,000 was than presented to Gillian Creevy from the Cancer Fund for Children as a result of fundraising at the annual dinner.

Following the president’s report, the election of officers for 2018-19 took place which saw vice-president, Garry MacDonald from Helios IT taking on the role of Chamber president.

Colin McDonald, former CEO at RUAS, was elected vice-president and remaining in position as Treasurer is Stephen Houston from GMcG Chartered Accountants. Belinda O’Neill from Bank of Ireland will also continue in her role as Chamber Ambassador. Joining the Chamber committee is Joanne Earley from First Trust Bank

Mr MacDonald thanked the committee for electing him as President and complimented the outgoing president for the time he dedicated to the Chamber this past year. He went on to outline some key objectives for the year ahead. “We now have a strong Chamber committee, who are full of enthusiasm with innovative ideas to keep the Chamber moving forward,” he said. “The Chamber will continue to represent the business community in Lisburn and surrounding areas, and very much look forward to ongoing engagement with the businesses and key stakeholders.”