On Monday 9th February, I attended an early morning Amber Valley Borough Council Business Club networking event. The Amber Valley Business Club is an informal networking group for local businesses based in the local area including APC Accountants, East Midlands Uniforms, Bramble Software Consultants Ltd, CAF Property Services and Thompson Wealth Management Ltd to name but a few!
I welcomed this opportunity to meet local business, answer their questions and discuss support for businesses under this Government.
Under the Conservatives, the UK is set to be the highest growing economy this year – with growth at 2.6%. None of this would be possible without these small businesses, which are the lifeblood of our local economy; creating jobs and attracting investment to the area.
Under Labour, taxes on business were too high and regulation overly burdensome – making it harder for businesses to invest and create jobs. Government action to cut regulation and support small businesses has seen 2,210 small business start-ups here in Amber Valley since I was elected. I always welcome the chance to meet with local businesses and listen to their concerns.
It was great to meet all of those that attended the networking event to answer their questions and tell them all about what the Conservative Party has done to support small businesses in the area.