Reports

Business 55: Abi’s Arrangements

Business 55 of my Great Business Tour is Abi’s Arrangements in Morecambe. I met the owner and we spoke about how the Employment Allowance has helped them to give staff pay rises. I visited with David Morris MP.

Business 56: Jamie’s Wineyard

Business 56 of my Great Business Tour is Jamie’s Wineyard and deli in Morecambe. The brilliant owner talked me through some of his wines. I visited with David Morris MP.

Business 57: Lady Butterfly

Business 55 of my Great Business Tour is Lady Butterfly in Morecambe. This fabulous clothes shop is owned by husband and wife Dianne and Gerry Farrell. I visited with David Morris MP.

Business 58: GF Properties

Business 58 of my Great Business Tour is GF properties in Morecambe. We were met by owners Dianne and Gerry Farrell who showed us round their estate agent. I visited with David Morris MP.

Business 59: Laila’s foods

Business 59 of my Great Business Tour is Laila’s foods in Blackpool. We spoke about how the government’s support is helping their 25% annual growth. I visited with the fantastic Paul Maynard MP.

Business 60: BAE systems

Business 60 of my Great Business Tour is BAE systems in Preston. The BAE manger and apprentices welcomed myself and the Prime Minister this morning to discuss new Degree Apprenticeships- helping people go further. We visited BAE to celebrate National Apprentice Week; a week in which we commend the achievements of all the young people who have taken up an apprenticeship. Since 2010 we have welcomed 2 million more apprenticeships nationwide.

Business 61: BES Group

Business 61 of my Great Business Tour is BES Group in Fleetwood. I was given my very own Fleetwood Town FC kit and I visited with Eric Ollerenshaw MP. I spoke to Directors, Andy Pilley and Michelle Davidson, about the success of BES group and how the Government can support companies to grow and flourish.

Business 62: Bowers

Business 62 of my Great Business Tour is Bowers in Newcastle. This is a fantastic café providing a range of traditional food to eat in or takeaway. I was given a very warm welcome and a delicious lunch. I would highly recommend!

Business 63: OGN Tyneside Facility

Business 63 of my Great Business Tour is OGN Tyneside in Wallsend on the river Tyne. A fascinating visit to the OGN fabrication yard- building the kit that keeps the oil and gas flowing.

Business 64: ACE Training

Business 64 of my Great Business Tour is ACE Training in Kidlington. ACE Training is providing vital training to the construction industry. I visited with Nicola Blackwood MP, and we were taught the 1st stage of Level 2 construction, as part of National Apprenticeship Week.