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Let's stick together, say Brighton and Hove businesses
8:56am Wednesday 27th February 2013 in News
Members of the Brighton and Hove business community discussed whether they should go their separate ways.
The Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce Big Debate took place at City College Brighton and Hove in Pelham Street last night (February 26).
The debate examined whether Brighton and Hove should split up.
Chamber of commerce president Julia Chanteray, who chaired the debate, said: “We invited businesses to explore the idea of untying our city’s matrimonial knot, of Brighton and Hove going their own separate ways.
"It might seem whimsical to talk now about a split between Brighton and Hove but it isn’t that long since you could say the same of England and Scotland."
Tony Mernagh, the executive director of the Brighton and Hove Economic Partnership, said: “At a time when the rest of the world is joining forces, it seems a bit absurd to be talking of splitting apart.
"The future is about working together and we are all the stronger for it.”
Paula Seager, the managing director of Natural PR, said: “From a promotional and marketing point of view there is no room for ‘& Hove’ and it does not help market the city to potential visitors or to attract income to the city.”
For a full report on the debate see the Business supplement on Tuesday, March 5.
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