Invest NI expresses condolences at the passing of Sir William Wright, Wrightbus founder

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Jeremy Fitch, Executive Director of Business Growth, Invest NI, said: “I was deeply saddened to hear that Sir William has passed away.

“Sir William was a highly regarded, well-known business pioneer, not only within Northern Ireland’s manufacturing sector but also within his local community of Ballymena. His innovation and entrepreneurship were ahead of his time, and he played an important part in placing Northern Ireland’s manufacturing sector on the global map. I have seen first-hand how the business he developed has continually transformed to become the success that it is today.

“I extend sincere sympathy to Lady Wright and his family at this sad time and recognise that his passing will be strongly felt across our business community.”