MP Nicholas Soames and Albion boss Martin Perry in Uckfield

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A PARLIAMENTARIAN and a football boss were guests of honour an Uckfield Chamber of Commerce meeting last week. Mid Sussex MP Rt Hon Nicholas Soames and chief executive of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, Martin Perry spoke at a Meet the Chambers networking event organised by the Uckfield Chamber and held at Buxted Park Hotel.

Nicholas Soames spoke about the global challenge facing Sussex businesses while Martin Perry described the club’s long battle to get the Amex stadium built at Falmer.

Delegates included representatives from chambers in Battle, Bexhill, Billingshurst, Brighton, Crawley, Crowborough, Eastbourne, Eden Vale (Edenbridge), Hastings, Newhaven and Worthing.

Uckfield president Peter Gale, of Swindells accountants said: “We were delighted to host this prestigious conference and it proved to be a great success. Speakers were excellent and Uckfield members valued the opportunity to network with other businesses from across Sussex.”