London~Derry Connections to broaden networking brief

A new group seeking to forge closer business ties between Derry and London is inviting firms in Donegal and Tyrone to come on board.

London~Derry Connections say in 2006, Greater London purchased over £123 billion worth of goods and services from the rest of the UK and Ireland.

The group wants to network with business leaders with links to the North West to increase the share of that spend coming to this region.

Last week, the second in a series of networking sessions took place in London.

Spokesperson Joe Doherty says while the name of the group can be taken as a pun, it does reflect a very serious opportunity:

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