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Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade has announced the appointment of Michael Savage as their new Chief Executive Officer.


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Welcoming the appointment, Julie Gibbons, President of the Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade, says, “We are delighted to have appointed Michael as our new Chief Executive Officer.

“He brings significant commercial experience, knowledge, and passion for the Greater Newry area, which will be of real assistance to our members.

“This is an exciting time for Newry, with significant regeneration and investment planned for the area.

“As a Chamber we have matched the ambition for the region with our own vision and strategy to grow our business community and enhance our region. 

“With Michael’s experience and track record, he will not only help us deliver on our strategy but will be a real asset for our members as they invest in and grow their businesses.”


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Looking forward to his new role Michael Savage says, “Newry is a city on the cusp of a decade of huge potential economic transformation, and I am delighted and honoured to be entrusted with the role of Chief Executive of Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade at this exciting time.

“The Chamber has delivered hugely positive economic activity in the Greater Newry Area for the last 200 years and today boasts a strong and vibrant membership of over 300 local businesses representing some of the most successful commercial brands on this island. 

“I am looking forward to working with the highly talented Chamber Board and President to continue to deliver the Newry Chamber success story by drawing on my considerable commercial, communications and political experience and being a strong advocate for the Chamber’s membership to promote the Greater Newry Area as a happy, healthy place to live, work, study, shop, visit and invest,” he adds.

Michael will be stepping down from his political roles and will take up his new position on 1 November.

The SDLP will begin the process to fill the vacancy in Newry, Mourne and Down District Council following the resignation of Councillor Michael Savage.

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MP says, “The SDLP places on record our sincere gratitude to Michael Savage for his long service to the party and to the people he has represented in Newry City.

“This is an exciting new opportunity, and I know that he will approach it with enthusiasm and great experience.”

SDLP Newry and Armagh MLA Justin McNulty adds, “Michael has been a good servant to the people of Newry who elected him and leaves big shoes to fill.

“He understands the issues facing people and businesses in our community, and I have no doubt he will be an asset to the chamber of commerce.

“I look forward to working with him and the chamber as we seek to build opportunity, create jobs and deliver prosperity for people here.

“I wish Michael and his family well for the future.”

An SDLP Spokesperson adds, “Cllr Savage is expected to stand down as a councillor ahead of taking up his new role with the Chamber at the end of the month. The party will now begin the process to fill the vacancy in the Newry DEA.”

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