Flooring firm Ulster Carpets has announced that managing director Nick Coburn has been elected to the position of president of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce.

Nick steps up to the role after spending a year in office as ice president of the Chamber and brings a wealth of business experience with him.

Nick, who joined Ulster Carpets in 1977 and was appointed managing director of the company in 2004, commented: “It is an honour to be elected President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry. I am delighted to have the opportunity to support business growth through NI Chamber.

“There are many companies in Northern Ireland who are world leaders in their field and I believe there is an opportunity for even more firms to prosper by exploring and developing new markets overseas as Ulster Carpets has done. I aim to share my experience in export markets with others and to provide inspiration to those considering international sales.”