'You must make your voices heard' – new YBG chairman

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MORE junior members of the business community need to get their voices heard on big business issues, according to the new president of the Young Business Group.

Stephen Rouxel said he wanted his year in office to 'facilitate discussion'.

'This is a changing environment, things are going to be substantially different at the end of this year than they were at the beginning, including our relationship with the UK, and how the island's business is set for growth,' he said.

'The States is developing a 20-year vision and I think the island's young business people shouldn't be excluded by age, they should have a large voice in saying what the 20-year strategy should look like and should be engaging with what's going to happen, because in time it will all be on their shoulders.

'I think we should start discussions now about what it is we as young people are going to want to achieve and how we can be involved.'

He also hoped that starting a discussion would lead to more popular events, speakers and networking opportunities arranged by the group, and closer interaction for YBG members on Chamber of Commerce sub-groups.

Mr Rouxel, who works at HSBC Management as head of operational oversight for its alternative investment group, has been a member of YBG for some time. He served as vice-president in 2016. He said he saw YBG as a great networking forum for younger people.

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