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New head of North East Chamber of Commerce announced

The new head of the North East Chamber of Commerce has been named. James Ramsbotham will leave his post as vice-chairman of North East construction group the Esh Group to lead the 4,200-member organisation. NECC president, Maggie Pavlou said: “James Ramsbotham has a phenomenal background and proven business expertise. “From the outset, we were looking for someone who held the North East close to their heart and someone who was equally at the heart of the North East. “James is a strong advocate for this region, he is actively involved at the core of the skills agenda and he is passionate about making the North East economy much stronger and more vibrant. He will be a tremendous asset to NECC and its members.“The 46-year-old father-of-two has dedicated considerable time to working on the skills agenda in the region and is the current chairman of the North East Learning & Skills Council. Mr Ramsbotham said: “I am really excited about joining NECC. “I am particularly keen to continue my work on raising skills levels in the region as well as helping the private, public and voluntary sectors work more closely together for the benefit of all. “My priority will be to do everything I can to ensure that the North East fights its corner and takes every opportunity to punch above its weight.”

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