Articles

Life-long learning with apprenticeships

Ever since I arrived in Parliament, I have been a passionate advocate and promoter of life-long learning; whether upskilling, reskilling or just encouraging new learning opportunities.

Building a sustainable vision for Suffolk

When discussing our rural economy in the East and here in Suffolk, it is often in reference to its net contribution to the national economy; a unique selling point of our region. However, I am keen to draw the discussion towards how our rural economy can serve everyone.

Bury St Edmunds Business Festival

A champion for the Bury St Edmunds business community, I am always struck by the enterprise spirit, strength of leadership and ‘can do’ attitude which epitomises each and every team I meet. A secret no more; these key ingredients are what drive our businesses to succeed!

Shining a light: rural sparsity in plain sight

Whilst providing accessible and good quality services to rural communities is more of a challenge than for metropolitan areas; you may look around our market towns and scenic villages and wonder why I should mention rural sparsity.

“Too much politics” can only be a good thing

It has been about a year since we voted on our future with the European Union. Now, with local elections next week and just forty days before the general election, it can certainly feel like we’ve spent more time discussing politics, than getting on with the job of it.

Renewed drive for the 'No More A14 Delays in Suffolk' campaign

Last Friday I chaired the first 2017 meeting of the No More A14 Delays in Suffolk campaign. Driven by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce it brought together councillors, local business leaders, representatives from Highways England, the Department of Transport and other key stakeholders.