British Chambers of Commerce chief discusses EU poll’s effect on business

Dr Adam Marshall of the British Chambers of Commerce

Dr Adam Marshall of the British Chambers of Commerce - Credit: Archant

Suffolk executives will hear about the upcoming referendum’s impact on domestic business interests from the head of the country’s Chamber of Commerce network next week.

Dr Adam Marshall will address Suffolk’s chamber at its AGM on Tuesday – two days before the nation votes on membership of the EU.

The acting director general of the British Chambers of Commerce is likely to repeat concerns about the referendum’s impact on business.

He said: “There’s a huge amount of frustration from businesses that critical decisions including airport expansion and major road, rail and digital infrastructure projects have been forgotten in the melee around the EU referendum. Whichever outcome prevails, Westminster must shift its attention back to the economy on June 24 without delay.”

John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, added: “Just as Suffolk Chamber is the voice of business in this county, so the British Chambers of Commerce is our voice nationally.”

The organisation’s 132nd AGM will take place from 11.30am at Wherstead Park. The meeting will also hear how the chamber has increased turnover by 25% in the last 12 months, maintaining its position as the largest non-metropolitan chamber.