John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, has commended Telford’s multi-million investment programme following a recent tour of the region.
Longworth praised the £50m Heart of Telford Southwater development which includes Meet Telford and Shropshire, the official convention bureau for the region.
Hosted by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, the tour showcased the region’s business economy and the commitment to investment and development in Telford.
Longworth said: “There is no better time for investment and initiatives like the new Heart of Telford development show a firm commitment to supporting the conference and events market now and in the years ahead.”
Southwater Event Group, the owner of The International Centre, Telford has teamed up with Bouygues Development to consider how to make the most of its land holdings, with a new masterplan.
Meet Telford and Shropshire business tourism manager Sarah Bird said: “We’re delighted with the commendation such a respected figurehead in the business world gave Telford’s business tourism, not only recognising its investment, but also citing it as a thriving convention hub and leading conference and events destination nationally.
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