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Protecting Lives, Protecting Livelihoods

 Finding a Balance to Protect our Community and our Economy 

COVID-19 has created an interlinked health and economic emergency. This pandemic has cost lives and already has driven numerous businesses

to closure causing a huge number of job losses which are reflected in the latest labour market statistics which show the second highest number

of redundancies ever during a period when the furlough scheme was meant to protect jobs. 

We understand that action is needed to supress the spread of the coronavirus and businesses and social enterprises have innovated and showed

real leadership in the response to protect workers, consumers and the wider public. Collegiate work by employers, Unions and public bodies in

the Spring has ensured that the workplace is safe for staff and safe for customers. 

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Retirement Lunch

Attendees at the recent retirement lunch for Chamber secretary, Barbara Martin. See the Event Page for report and more photos.


Lisburn Chamber on U105

August 19th 2020

Here is an opportunity to listen to Chamber President, Garry MacDonald being
interviewed on U105 Radio by presenter, Frank Mitchell.Garry discusses issues
facing the High Street and how Lisburn Chamber devised a TV advertising campaign
to encourage the public to shop local to help our retail and hospitality members
recover from the Covid19 pandemic.


Lisburn Chamber launches TV Advertising Campaign

July 27th 2020

Lisburn Chamber is delighted to announce a marketing initiative to help the Lisburn
business community in it’s recovery from the COVID19 pandemic.

With retail and hospitality businesses facing tough economic times, the Chamber
decided to produce a television commercial to highlight that Lisburn is open for
business and to promote a shop local message.

A 20 second commercial was developed and produced by Lisburn based agency,
Concept Advertising.

Staring local resident and U105 presenter, Denise Watson, the campaign will go
on air with UTV on Wednesday 29th July and will run to mid-August.

The campaign was fully funded by Chamber members with a large number
contributing to the marketing budget.

Chamber President, Garry MacDonald commented, “we are delighted with the
finished TV commercial as it highlights the independent family businesses, Lisburn
is renowned for. It is more important than ever, Lisburn residents show their support
for the retail and hospitality outlets that coronavirus has seriously impacted.

By uniting our community spirit we can help our high street businesses continue to trade.”

Economy Minister Diane Dodds MLA holds consultation with Lisburn Chamber

June  5th 2020

Lisburn Chamber was delighted to have the opportunity to meet on zoom with Economy Minister

Diane Dodds and MP for Lagan Valley, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson. Local business representatives asked
questions on current COVID19 regulations and their impact on various sectors of the local economy
with discussion on future requirements to rejuvenate the economy.

Lisburn Chamber make donation to Lagan Valley Hospital

March 2020


On behalf of Lisburn Chamber, Rosaleen Stewart presented hand creams and sanitisers
to staff at Lagan Valley Hospital to help during the Covid19 pandemic. We are delighted
to show our support for our NHS staff and frontline workers in these difficult times.

Lisburn Chamber pay visit to Citywatch CCTV NI

February 2020


Members of the Lisburn Chamber Executive recently paid a visit to Citywatch

CCTV NI and received a presentation from Operations Manager, Jacqueline Crockett.

A valuable insight was gained into the work of the CCTV control room in making Lisburn
a safer place for the public and local business community.

Northern Ireland Chambers agree to collaborate

January 2020


The Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a meeting of
representatives of 13 Chambers from across the province, including Lisburn
Chamber. Key issues currently affecting all business sectors were raised and
agreement was reached to collaborate and lobby on a joint basis in the future.
Regular joint meetings are planned moving forward.

Lisburn Chamber helping Air Ambulance NI

DEC 2019

Lisburn Chamber of Commerce recently made a presentation to Air Ambulance NI
at their base at the Maze, Lisburn. The charity was the designated beneficiary of the
raffle at the Chamber Annual Dinner which took place at Down Royal racecourse in
October. A fantastic sum of £1,500 was raised on the night.

Chamber President, Garry MacDonald commented, “our Annual Dinner this year was a
tremendous success and well supported by the local business community. Everyone
values the excellent life-saving work carried out by Air Ambulance NI and it was a pleasing
to see a large amount was raised by the kind generosity of everyone who attended.”


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