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Business club members learn of port's benefits during barge visit

PUBLISHED: 17:12 22 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:12 22 May 2018

Associated British Ports hosted Ipswich and Suffolk Business Club for a tour of Ipswich Port on the sailing barge Victor. Picture: James Fletcher Photography Ltd.

Associated British Ports hosted Ipswich and Suffolk Business Club for a tour of Ipswich Port on the sailing barge Victor. Picture: James Fletcher Photography Ltd.

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Members of Ipswich Suffolk Business Club found out about the Port of Ipswich’s role in the regional and UK economy during a presentation by owners Associated British Ports (ABP).

Luke Morris (left), Chair, Ipswich Suffolk Business Club and Paul Ager, Divisional Port Manager, East Coast, ABP PortsLuke Morris (left), Chair, Ipswich Suffolk Business Club and Paul Ager, Divisional Port Manager, East Coast, ABP Ports

Members of Ipswich Suffolk Business Club found out about the Port of Ipswich’s role in the regional and UK economy during a presentation by owners Associated British Ports (ABP).

Guests also had the opportunity to see the port from the river Orwell on the historic sailing barge Victor.

Paul Ager, divisional port manager, East Coast, ABP Ports, said: “We were delighted to host the members and guests of Ipswich Suffolk Business Club who together are driving local economic growth, job creation and inward investment.

“It was an opportunity to highlight the essential role played by ABP in the region and in particular in Ipswich where we provide a gateway for significant industry sectors including agribulk, construction and forest products.”

Luke Morris, chair of Ipswich Suffolk Business Club, said members “enjoyed an insightful presentation”.

ABP’s ports in East Anglia, including Ipswich, King’s Lynn and Lowestoft, contribute £360m to the UK economy every year, including £245m to the region, and support more than 3,600 jobs.

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