PRG helped local businesses set sail towards a brighter future with the announcement of an important business merger at the Royal Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club.
The Eastbourne and District Chamber of Commerce (EDCC) and the Eastbourne District Enterprise Agency Ltd (EDEAL), who have merged to expand their range of services and level of business support, announced their news at the well-attended harbour event on April 7.
The celebration was organised by PRG who arranged for members of the press and photographers to attend to maximise publicity. PRG also invited Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills, Ed Davey, who lent his support to the initiative designed to boost the development, growth and prosperity of employers and businesses in Wealden and Eastbourne.
PRG was on hand to ensure the event sailed through, coordinating the speaker presentations and arranging for key speakers to pose for the cameras. EDCC President, Christina Ewbank, and EDEAL Chief Executive, Ray Mason, posed alongside the MP on a luxury yacht, which provided a centre page spread for the Business Matters section in the Eastbourne Herald.
EDEAL will now be under the control of EDCC, which will help create a new dynamic in accelerating Wealden and Eastbourne’s economic growth. Both organisations will remain as separate incorporated entities with all staff remaining employed by their organisations, but both teams will shortly begin working together from the Chamber’s offices in Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne.
Ray Mason, who is now the Chief Executive of both organisations, said: “Our joint Business Development Plan is ambitious. Our mission is for the combined EDCC and EDEAL organisation to be the visionary economic development leader, unified to promote and enhance the commerce and community development of Eastbourne and the surrounding region.
“Who better to help us with our announcement than PRG.”