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MP event gets to heart of business

Published Monday 23 July 2018

People got to hear the latest on how the business landscape is evolving, as well as some of the challenges it faces, at the special event held in the district.

The Meet the MP event, organised by Harborough District Council and held at the Harborough Innovation Centre, brought together business owners and representatives to hear about the current happenings throughout the district and the country.

Updates were given by local MP Neil O’Brien, who talked about late payments and the lack of appropriate employment space in the district and how these are a big problem for small businesses, his views on the planning systems and the changes required to help support housing development and some of the issues and uncertainty around BrexMeet the MP eventit.

Helen Miller, from the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership, explained what is on offer for businesses and how they act as a signposting service for any business looking for support and help within the county

Neil Bannister, Leader of Harborough District Council, and Lee Byrne from the district council’s economic development team talked about the council’s new economic development strategy, Grow on Space project, town centre projects, and plans for a new Inward Investment website to showcase what Harborough district has on offer.

Neil O’Brien MP said: “It was great to meet and hear from so many local businesses and hear about what matters to them most. I’m grateful to Harborough District Council for organising the session, and to the Innovation Centre for kindly hosting. I look forward to future sessions also, so we can continue the conversation.”

Cllr Neil Bannister said: “This was a well-attended event which provided an excellent opportunity for people to hear about a wide variety of business-related topics and issues. I’d like to thank all involved and look forward to the next event we’re holding with Alberto Costa MP.”

Come along to the next Meet the MP breakfast event with Alberto Costa MP at Lutterworth Town Hall on Friday 14 September 2018 from 7.30am to 10am. Register here.