On Thursday I welcomed Matt Hancock to Kingsley Village. Matt is the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Energy and so it was an excellent opportunity to connect him with local business people.
One of the cornerstones of my plan for mid-Cornwall is to help support the local economy by attracting inward investment and helping to create better paid jobs.
There are many ways to achieve these goals, and highlighting the needs of our area to Government Ministers who directly influence policy decisions, is one of them.
We met the Management team at Kingsley Village and discussed the recent opening of Next and the other exciting plans that they have for the future.
I then introduced Matt to a number of small business owners and again, we discussed their concerns and how we can better support them to grow and create more jobs.
I really enjoy these events as they give me the chance to connect local businessmen into the heart of Government. Should the Conservatives be returned to power and I have the honour of being elected to represent this constituency, I will be a strong local voice at the heart of the ruling party to effect the changes that St Austell and Newquay so urgently need.
At the end of his visit Matt commented,
“Steve kept on inviting me to come and visit his constituency to see for myself the challenges and opportunities businesses here face. I was delighted to come and see the progress that is being made but also to understand the needs of local businesses. It is clear to me that Steve cares passionately about supporting local business and would be a strong voice in Westminster to help bring about the economic changes this area needs.”