‘Our economy’s very resilient – we’ll find a way’

Barrie Farnsworth talks about our future post-crisis to the man who knows the local economy perhaps better than anyone else.

THE head of our region’s biggest organisation representing businesses has no doubt that our economy will change forever, thanks to the coronavirus crisis – but there’s no reason to be ultra pessimistic about our future. “This region has a very resilient economy, with a great record of innovation and creativity,” said Scott Knowles, chief executive of the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, which represents a staggering 4,300 firms across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. “There is barely a company which is not already planning to adapt and diversify its business to meet drastically changing circumstances…

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