We will support ‘innovative, nimble and bold’ businesses
Tuesday 22nd January 2013, 11:00AM GMT.
GUERNSEY businesses have been urged to be ‘innovative, nimble and bold’ – and they will be supported to success by an efficient government, the Commerce and Employment minister has pledged.
Deputy Kevin Stewart, pictured, addressed a sell-out Institute of Directors’ lunch on the theme of innovation and creativity. He forecast a bright, if not simple, future for the local economy.
‘We need to be innovative, to be nimble and we have to be bold,’ he said. ‘We don’t want interference from government, we want support and facilitation.
‘I think we have a great future. I don’t think it’s going to be easy. It will be a difficult time of transition over the next few years, but I’m buoyant about Guernsey’s future and will work very hard to get to that point.
‘There is still a huge amount of opportunity out there and I’ll do everything in my power to talk it up, be positive, look for strengths and not worry about our weaknesses.’