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MP (and PM!) focused on Lutterworth business

Published Friday 14 September 2018

A special event, focused on boosting businesses in Lutterworth took place on Friday – and even the Prime Minister got to hear about it!

The Meet the MP event, held at Lutterworth Town Hall was an opportunity for retailers and business representatives in Lutterworth to put questions to South Leicestershire MP Alberto Costa, as well as hear how they can access funding and support.

Meet the MP business event

Cllr Neil Bannister, Leader of Harborough District Council which organised the event, said the key message was that the MP, Council and others wanted to work with businesses to enhance and invest in Lutterworth.

He said: “At a recent visit to Downing Street I was granted a brief audience with the Prime Minister Theresa May and mentioned to her that this event was taking place in Lutterworth and importance of it for the business community here. I’d like to thank Alberto Costa and all who attended this excellent event.”

Updates were also given at the event by Helen Miller, from the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP), who explained what is on offer for businesses and how the LLEP acts as a signposting service for any business looking for support and help within the county.

Lee Byrne, from Harborough District Council, shared progress on the Council’s 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.

Alberto Costa said: “I was pleased to attend this event to hear directly from business owners on a variety of issues that impact their businesses on a daily basis. I would like to thank the staff of Harborough District Council for organising this event that brought together stakeholders that have an interest in helping the business community of Lutterworth.”