Every few months I offer businesses that I've worked with the opportunity to talk to Government directly, and to raise their concerns with Ministers.
Last week, I was delighted to meet with local businesses and Robert Jenrick, Treasury Minister, at the Red Bar & Grill. We had a fantastic discussion about everything from the economy, business taxes and incentives, and skills and Further Education.
I'm really grateful to everyone who came along - we had a really varied group of businesses including FE provision, haulage and online recruitment. Great way to spend a lunchtime!