Paul Millar, the newly elected chair of Chartered Accountants Ulster Society, wants to unleash the full potential of Northern Ireland by embracing the entrepreneurial culture.
In his first address, at the 116th meeting of the Ulster Society where he succeeded Emma Murray, he talked about how chartered accountants should be inspired by entrepreneurs and buy into their creativity, innovation and drive to build a a stronger business community and a more powerful economy in Northern Ireland.
So Much To Be Positive About In Northern Ireland
Here is what he said, as copied from an article in the Irish News:
“I believe there is so much to be positive about in Northern Ireland. I can see first-hand the amount of creativity, innovation, drive and resilience in our business community. We are on the brink of something special.
“I want our chartered accountants to be inspired by entrepreneurs and work together to help to build the businesses which secure the future of everyone within our community.
“We need to support innovative businesses which help to boost everything else within our society, from health, to education, to housing to wellbeing. We must do more to encourage those who have a positive vision for Northern Ireland and have the drive to realise that vision.
We Should Be Prepared To Move Mountains To Support Entrepreneurs
And talking about the need for strong leaders to help pave the way he went on to say:
“The cost-of-living crisis, and the cost of doing business continue to be difficult for everyone. Just about every sector is facing a skills shortage and when we need leadership the most, we continue to face a democratic deficit at Stormont.
“We should be prepared to move mountains to support entrepreneurs and to bring though the skills that we need to succeed. It is vital that we encourage talent, build opportunities and make sure that Northern Ireland is a great place to live and work. We believe that Northern Ireland has great people and fantastic potential if given the right conditions to flourish.”
“Throughout my career as a chartered accountant, I’ve been lucky to meet some truly inspirational business leaders. I’d like to promote that entrepreneurial spirit and encourage all of those decision makers in the private sector, in the public sector, and in politics to do the same.”
We can all do our bit to encourage and support all those talented people in our business community as these are the people who will ensure our country prospers in future years.