Roger Chadwick OBE thanks business and political leaders
Business and political leaders from Westminster, the City of London, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland gathered in the beautiful surroundings of Stationers Hall, home to the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, for the Co-operation Ireland City of London Dinner held on Thursday 1 February.
The theme of the Dinner was ‘Economics – to Help Drive Peace, and Peace Initiatives – to Help Support Growth’.
"We were very pleased to welcome some of the senior City of London Corporation Aldermen, Members and Officers, and grateful to Catherine McGuinness, Chairman of City of London Policy and Resources for agreeing to make a key-note speech on the deep and historic relationship that the City of London, Great Britain and the Honourable Irish Society have developed with both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland over many years," said Roger Chawick OBE, Deputy, City of London Corporation and Chairman of Co-operation Ireland GB Executive.
"We were also fortunate to have Fergal Keane, BBC Africa Editor and Writer with us, sharing some of his unique experiences from across the world, particularly about some of the world-wide conflicts he has reported on since joining the BBC in 1989 as Northern Ireland Correspondent.
"The Dinner not only raised considerable funds for the peace-building work of the charity, but also raised Co-operation Ireland’s profile in the City.
"We firmly believe that to have a peaceful society, you need a vibrant economy, and the employment that businesses create and the finances they raise are crucial to that, provided they can be underpinned by a peaceful society.
"Thank you to everyone who attended the Dinner. I look forward to bringing to your attention a date for a repeat City of London Dinner in the early part of 2019, and to your continued support."
Roger Chadwick OBE