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KEY BKCOB CONTACTS

Chamber Focus PROMOTING BUSINESS IN THE REGION

Les Holbrook, Executive Director of the Border-Kei Chamber of Business (BKCOB), highlights the reasons investors should look no further than Eastern Cape. Moreflights �ightsand andgreater greaterflexibility �exibilityhave havecreated created More greater opportunities opportunities for forBuffalo BuffaloCity Cityand andthe the greater attractiveness of the region for visitors. attractiveness of the region for visitors.

Undoubtedly the connectedness of a destination

Undoubtedly the connectedness of a destination determines its potential to grow - and prices determines itsan potential grow – and coupled with increase to in operators andprices �ights coupled with an the increase andWhereas flights have changed face in of operators Buffalo City. have changed the the facecore of Buffalo City. Whereas business remains of travellers, more and business remains theare core of travellers, more andall more cruise liners bringing visitors from more cruise liners are bringing visitors from all over the globe. over the globe. Port expansion remains one of Port expansion one with of Chamber’s main Chamber’s main remains focus areas, Transnet still focus with keeping Transnet theof main the mainareas, stakeholder thestill future our stakeholder keepinginterests the future of Present our region and region and investors’ alive. lobby investors’ alive. Present lobby refers to refers to theinterests expansion of the Container Terminal, thewidening expansion the Container Terminal, the the andof deepening of the Port itself. As widening deepening of the Port simple as itand is, those three activities will itself. in factAs simple as it is, those three activities will in fact make Buffalo City a more desirable location.

T: +27 43 743 8438 F: +27 43 748 1507 www.bkcob.co.za Chamber House, The Hub, Bonza Bay Road, Beacon Bay, East London EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Les Holbrook | info@bkcob.co.za HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS / Hi-LITE EDITOR Candi Ferreira | communications@bkcob.co.za INVEST BUFFALO CITY Drayton Brown | ibc@bkcob.co.za www.investbuffalocity.co.za

make Buffalo City a more desirable location.

Widening the net also remain one of our Widening the net also remain one of our guiding guiding p r i n c i pprinciples, l e s, a n d and e n gengaging a gi n g wwith i t h as a s many m a ny stakeholders as possible towardtoward economic growth stakeholders as possible economic sits at the top growth sits atof theour topagenda. of our agenda. As As we weengage engagewe wefocus focusononthe thecollaboration collaboration rather ratherthan thanthe theexception exceptionand andrecently recentlya anumber number ofMOUs MOUshave havebeen beenagreed agreedininstructuring structuringthose those of engagements.The TheChamber’s Chambersown ownprojects projects engagements. succeed because because we and the succeed we invite inviteparticipation, participation, and Call-2-Action with related waste recycling has the Call-2-Action with related waste recycling introduced a anew approachingthe the has introduced newway way of of approaching everlasting challenge of littering and waste everlasting challenge of littering and waste collection. collection.

On the record, the Border-Kei Chamber of

On the record, the Border-Kei Chamber of Business Business has and will continue to support the has and will continue support the development development of to the N2 Wild Coast road of the N2 Wild Coast roadstrong development, with development, with the belief that thethe new strong belief that the new will usherof/for in a highway will usher in highway a new corridor new corridor of/for – a feature this development – a development feature this Region is sorely region is sorely lacking. lacking.

LES HOLBROOK

Biography Les Holbrook has a National Technical Certi�cate as well as a Certi�cate in Management from Rhodes University. Prior to his appointment as the Executive Director of the Border-Kei Chamber of Business, he was the Deputy General Manager of Beier Industries of Transkei and Executive Director of the Transkei Chamber of Industries.

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