LAST week Westminster was in recess which means an extra week to meet with constituents.
So my week was filled with meetings with local organisations, charity groups and businesses.
Added to that I was the only Wirral MP to be at the ‘Northern hub’ debate on why the area needs new, faster train links to serve the north of England.
I held a series of business breakfast meetings, one with businesses from the Carr Lane Industrial Estate in Hoylake to hear their concerns as well as their positive stories about business over the last year and also to let them know about government support.
I also held a community meeting with mums, dads and local teenagers on future job prospects in the area.
Attending was Kevin Adderley, director of Regeneration in Wirral, who talked about growth areas for Wirral, some long term, but incredibly large schemes that could transform Wirral, including Wirral Waters, offshore renewable energy opportunities as well as some schemes happening now like, Brand New Brighton with 686 jobs in retail and hospitality and the new businesses setting up in Wirral.
In fact, SMEs account for 73% of Wirral business. So not only do we have a vibrant business base, we need to ensure we help it grow, which is part of the government’s aims over this parliament.
Should anyone reading this article want information on financial support to set up a business, develop a businesses or take on staff or apprentices, please call 0151 632 4348 and I’ll get this information to you.