Speaker’s Annual Dinner

The Northern Ireland Assembly and Business Trust’s Annual Speaker’s Dinner took place in Parliament Building’s Long Gallery on 6th February 2009. It was a great success typified the tenets the Trust was built on; the productive cooperation of local businesses and local government.

Special guest speaker at the event was Business Secretary the Rt. Hon. Lord Peter MP. He addressed assembled guests on various issues including the role of local business in the current financial situation.

Enterprise Minister, Mrs. Arlene Foster MLA also spoke to guests at the event and gave her own perspective on the issues that face local businesses today.

Mr. John O’Farrell NI-ICTU, Mr. John Rooney, Rooney Fish, Ms. Dawn Purvis MLA, Lord Peter Mandelson, Mrs. Arlene Foster MLA, Minister for Enterprise Trade and Industry, The Speaker Mr. William Hay MLA, Mr. Glyn Roberts NIIRTA, Mr. Trevor Reaney, Director General of the Northern Ireland Assembly
The Speaker Mr. William Hay MLA, Lord Mandelson and Mr. Sean Neeson MLA


Mr. Leslie Cree MLA, Mr. Trevor Reaney, Lord Mandelson and the Speaker, Mr.William Hay MLA


Mr. Declan O’Loan, Mr. John Rooney, Lord Mandelson