In my role as MP I have consistently worked with local businesses of all sizes. From national companies like Greene King, Muntons and British Sugar to SMEs like Precision and of course local farmers.
Our area is an economic success story with unemployment levels consistently below the national average. This is built on the strong relationship between local businesses and education providers – ensuring businesses are able to access the skills they need.
I regularly meet with businesses to understand the issues they are facing and action that can be taken to ensure future success. We should never forget the success of our economy is built on business and that public services can only be provided if this remains the case.
From running my own business, I know what it takes to support and grow a business. Now, more than ever, we need to be supporting our small and medium sized businesses and I intend to do just that.