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Suffolk: Chamber forms partnership with Heritage Coast: Market Towns Initiative

PUBLISHED: 16:50 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:50 21 January 2013

Annette Mason-Gordon, project co-ordinator for the Heritage Coast Market Towns Initiative

Annette Mason-Gordon, project co-ordinator for the Heritage Coast Market Towns Initiative

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SUFFOLK Chamber of Commerce and the Suffolk Heritage Coast Market Towns Initiative have announced a new partnership for 2013 which will see the economy of Suffolk coast championed across the UK.

The chamber has entered into an agreement with the Suffolk HCMTI, the organisation that encourages greater sustainability and trading across the Heritage Coast towns of Aldeburgh, Leiston, Saxmundham and Framlingham and the surrounding areas.

“I am delighted that as a chamber we can announce a new partnership with our colleagues on the beautiful Suffolk coast.” said John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber.

“What this means is that working together, we can now ensure we lobby stronger than ever on key business issues such as business rates, parking charges of the needs of local firms. It means we can take these important issues not only to local authorities but all the way to Westminster if we need too.”

The work of the two organisations will also include overcoming issues of red tape, planning and employment law which is key to the success of small firms in Suffolk while the HCMTI will also be supporting the chamber with its supply chain work with EDF ahead of the development of Sizewell C over the coming months and years.

“We are delighted to be entering into this new partnership with Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.” said HCMTI project co-ordinator Annette Mason-Gordon.

“The business associations and the individual businesses in the region work closely to maximize employment opportunities and this new partnership means we can go into 2013 and beyond stronger than ever before.”

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