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Glyn Roberts, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association has met with Cllr Naomi Bailie, Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and discussed the challenges facing independent retailers in the current economic climate.

Cllr Naomi Bailie, Chairperson, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council  meets with Glyn Roberts, NIRTA.
Cllr Naomi Bailie, Chairperson, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council meets with Glyn Roberts, NIRTA.

Mr Roberts outlined the principles of the ‘Local First’ policy priorities for local economic development as identified by NIRTA and encouraged Council to develop and deliver initiatives which promote local goods and services. 

Councillor Bailie confirmed her support for ‘Make it Local’ initiatives and highlighted the need for Council to work in partnership with local retailers. Cllr Bailie said, “I intend to work with Council officials and representatives from the local chambers of commerce to develop a culture of ‘make it local’, thereby enhancing the sustainability of our vibrant city and various town centres across the district. I would encourage as many businesses as possible to embrace the ‘make it local’ approach to trade practices.”  

 

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