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Chamber reaches out to Keys candidates

Monday, July 25th, 2016 12:15pm


Briefings on issues facing Island businesses

Candidates in September's general election are being urged to hear the views of Manx business leaders, as they make a bid for the House of Keys.

The Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce is to host a series of briefings, connecting candidates with sector leaders as campaigning gears up.

The aim - to ensure those standing for election understand the challenges faced by firms in sectors from tourism and retail to ICT and construction.

Chamber members representing around 15,000 employees have been surveyed - with concern over the economy emerging as the clear priority.

Michael Crowe is chairman of a sub-committee formed by the chamber to focus on election issues: