A business leader is looking forward to the new year with optimism.
In her new year message, Liz Fothergill, president of the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, which covers Derbyshire, believes that businesses can look forward to 2015 with optimism following a year of strong economic growth across the entire region.
She said that the robustness, tenacity and ambition shown by local business has placed the East Midlands at the front of the pack in terms of economic growth and private sector job creation.
And although some uncertainty lies ahead with a General Election on the horizon, the opportunity exists to place businesses in the East Midlands at the heart of a UK economy built for success.
She continued: “2014 was a good year for business here in the East Midlands, which enabled the regional economy to emerge as one of the strongest in the UK.”