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Chamber to Host Post-Election Business Briefing

Chris HobsonThe Chamber is holding a post-election briefing to gauge instant reaction from local companies to the results of Thursday’s ballot.

The informal session, on Friday 8 May, will reflect on the results in by that point. The Chamber will then provide some initial feedback on the potential impact on the East Midlands’ businesses and its economy.

The event takes place at the Chamber’s offices on Pride Park, Derby, and will provide businesses with:

  • An overview of what the early results suggest and their implications for forming a Government
  • A recap of political party manifesto priorities, cross-referenced against the Chamber's own manifesto
  • An open discussion with attendees on their relative priorities and 'asks' of the incoming Government

The Chamber will use the feedback gathered at this event, along with the results of survey work planned once the next Government has been formed, to establish the key business issues for the coming Parliament, which it will share with MPs and Government departments during its engagements with them.

Chris Hobson, the Chamber’s Head of Information and Representation, said: “This year’s election is too close to call and is likely to result in another coalition Government – the make-up of which remains to be seen. This event is all about providing firms with an initial assessment of the results and the impact they may have on the local economy.

“The discussions will also enable the Chamber to gauge sentiment among its members and the wider business community, in order to develop a fuller response when outlining what the East Midlands business community wants from the new Government.”

The session will run between 11am and 2pm, with a light lunch provided at 12.30pm. Places are free and can be booked online here.