Progress Made On Belfast Inclusive Growth Charter

Belfast's biggest employers have met to inform the development of a charter for economic growth.

The proposed Inclusive Growth City Charity will directly influence how employers use their employment, procurement and service delivery powers to support growth and benefit all citizens and communities.

As development of the charter progresses, major employers heard from Bristol and Preston based firms about the benefits brought to their cities by such initiatives.

The meeting on Wednesday 15 January was also a chance for delegates to examine the detail of a Belfast charter and establish how best to ensure employers pledge their support.
News Image
It's hoped the inclusive project will unite Belfast firms in confidence that no one will be left behind as the city progresses.

Alderman Brian Kingston, Chair of Belfast City Council's Strategic Policy and Resources Committee, said this week's meeting is a significant milestone towards achieving inclusive growth principles.

He commented: "We are acutely aware that we can only progress an inclusive growth agenda by working with employers across the city towards a common vision that ensures that no-one is left behind. I would therefore like to thank those who contributed today and encourage other employers to contact us and help create a truly inclusive city."


Related Northern Ireland Business News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

14 April 2011
Sub Contractors Urged To 'Think Big'
Belfast City Council has launched a new programme targeting building sub-contractors who have shied away from pursuing opportunities with major contractors on large-scale construction schemes and other regeneration projects.
10 January 2020
NI Councils Provide Digital Support For Small Firms
Two Northern Ireland councils have joined forces to launch a Digital Growth Programme to support the development of small businesses.
07 November 2002
Bank of England holds UK interest rate at 4%
The Bank of England has held the main UK interest rate at 4% for the twelfth consecutive month. This is despite a larger than anticipated cut by the US Federal Reserve. Leading economists were split on whether or not interest rates would or should be dropped.
16 September 2002
Industry awards for local construction sector
The Construction Employers Federation has revealed that a record number of 21 companies have been shortlisted for the finals of this year's Construction Excellence Awards, due to be held on 24 October at the Ramada Hotel, Belfast.
10 March 2020
Eastern Airways Launches Service From Belfast City Airport
Belfast City Airport is wasting no time in securing new business for its flight routes to the UK, with Eastern Airways the latest airline to establish a service in the wake of Flybe's exit. The airline yesterday launched a new six-times weekly route to Teesside International Airport in north-east England.