Mark Prisk begins two-day tour of West Midlands

Posted on 6 Jul 2011 by The Manufacturer

The Business Minister has today travelled to the West Midlands to meet with local businesses and discuss issues of concern with members of local enterprises and businesses.

Making it clear that he finds going out to meet such people rewarding, Mr Prisk emphasised the importance of meeting local businesses to discuss the individual challenges they are currently facing, because it helps to inform the government’s approach to working with Local Enterprise Partnerships and supporting businesses of all sizes.

Mr Prisk said today: “I find it extremely valuable to meet with businesses and local enterprise partnerships and hear about the different challenges they are facing and their ideas about how we can work together to stimulate growth.”

“I’m keen to learn about the different and innovative approaches that businesses are taking to help them thrive in the current economic climate and listen to their ambitious and creative plans. By listening directly to business this Government is better able to tackle the barriers and red tape that frustrate businesses,” he added.

Included in the sites Mr Prisk is to visit are the Armitage Shanks factory, Golden Bear Products Ltd in Telford and MOOG, a manufacturer of motion control technology for aircraft based in Wolverhampton. He is to meet with the Stoke and Staffs local enterprise partnership at Alstrom Grid and the then the Marches partnership at Capgemini. A spokesperson said that the aim was for Mr Prisk to listen to individual plans for economic growth in the corresponding areas and what progress they have made so far.

George Archer