January 30 2015 Latest news:
Shaun Lowthorpe, Business editor
Monday, June 2, 2014
CBI president Sir Mike Rake today announced the appointment of Angela Rushforth as the incoming Vice Chair of the CBI East of England Regional Council.
The CBI East of England Council forms part of the CBI’s national policy making committee, signing off all CBI’s public policy positions. The Council also plays a vital role in promoting the interests of businesses in the East of England and ensuring the region’s business voice is heard in Westminster, Whitehall, Brussels and beyond.
Currently group managing director the Ridgeon Group, one of the UK’s largest builders’ merchants, she will succeed current chairman Andy Wood in December 2014.
“I am really excited to have been appointed Vice Chair of the East of England Regional Council,” she said. “The next 12 months in particular are vital for business in the run up to the general election and I’m looking forward to working with the current Chair, Andy Wood, Richard Tunnicliffe and the CBI team here to make sure our business voice is heard in national and regional policy debates.
“I am passionate about the potential of this region and look forward to working with our members here to ensure all parts of the region benefit from the economic upturn.”
Around 2,000 Tesco workers discovered their jobs were at risk after the supermarket giant disclosed the locations of 43 store closures including two in Essex - a Homeplus store at Chelmsford and a smaller store in Heybridge.