Stephen Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, recently joined the Essex Chamber of Commerce and local businesses for a breakfast meeting to discuss the economy and challenges facing the business community.
Sponsored by Essex & Suffolk Water, the event saw over 30 businesses come together and hear from a number of speakers including the local MP.
In his speech Mr Metcalfe spoke about his role, highlighting his three key interests in Parliament: jobs, businesses and the economy, science and technology, and education. He went on to speak of the importance of equipping people with the skills they need to harness the potential in South Essex.
He later commented: “It was brilliant to see so many businesses come together and even better to hear of their optimism now that the economy is growing and back on the right track after the mess it was left in by Labour.”
“We have a lot more work to do but we are definitely heading in the right direction. Small and medium size businesses have been instrumental to this process and I would like to thank all those businesses in South Basildon and East Thurrock, and in South Essex, who have played their part in driving the economy forward.”