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Ely Catherdral


The 5th Annual Celebration of Business takes place in Ely Cathedral from Friday 13 to Monday 16 May. Organised by the Ely Cathedral Business Group, the event involves an exhibition of 100 local businesses in the Cathedral over the weekend.

From 3pm on Monday 16 May everyone is invited to the Cathedral for an afternoon and evening of networking, and at 7pm the European Union: IN or OUT? debate takes place. Panellists for the debate include local business people as well as leading politicians.

Speakers for IN are:

Richard Howitt - MEP (Labour) for the East of England Region

Coralie Green - East Cambs District Councillor

Rebecca Hesketh - Trainee Assistant Crop Manager at G's Fresh

Marcus Johnson - Chief Executive and Deputy Chairman of NW Brown Group Ltd, Cambridge

Speakers for OUT are:

Rt Hon. Peter Lilley - MP (Conservative) for Hitchin and Harpenden

John Borland - Local Cambridgeshire businessman

Tom Hunt - East Cambs District Councillor

Anna Firth - Sevenoaks District Councillor

All are welcome - see for more information, and to register (free of charge) attendance.

A spokesman for ECBG said, "We organised an EU debate in the Cathedral at the beginning of March which was attended by nearly 500 people - feedback from this event was very positive, with lots of people asking for another opportunity to discuss the issues. With just under 50 days to go before the referendum, many people are still undecided and we hope that this debate will help. There will be plenty of opportunities for questions from the audience as well as the chance to hear the case made by each side of the panel."

"ECBG believes that there is a strong correlation between the health of the business sector and the wellbeing of the communities in which those businesses operate. Our purpose is to explore this relationship and strengthen the correlation. We want to help businesses succeed and thereby make our community stronger."


For more information contact Coralie Green 07771 743604 ku/gro/gbce//neergeilaroc