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Labour's Shadow Small Business Minister Visits Leamington

Labour’s Shadow Minister for Small Businesses Tony Perkins helped Lynette Kelly, Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Warwick and Leamington, launch her Local Business Survey at local Leamington company Encraft on 29th October.

On the same date, Toby Perkins MP and Lynnette Kelly also visited McCurrach Technology in Leamington.

 

Labour’s Shadow Minister for Small Businesses Toby Perkins helped Lynette Kelly, Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Warwick and Leamington, launch her Local Business Survey at local Leamington company Encraft on 29th October. Lynnette Kelly will be sending her Local Business Survey to businesses across Warwick and Leamington in an effort to better find out the needs and concerns of local companies.

Speaking after the launch of the Local Business Survery, Lynnette Kelly said:

“This Local Business Survey is all about me finding out more about the needs and concerns of local businesses. To reduce unemployment and create opportunities for local young people, we must help businesses to grow. Politicians can’t do that without listening to what is really going on."

Lynnette added, “I will be writing to businesses across the area with my Local Business Survey. I am delighted to be able to launch this at a great local company like Encraft.”

After the launch, Toby Perkins MP said:

“It is great to see Parliamentary candidates like Lynnette Kelly going out there and listening to the business community. This Local Business Survey shows that Labour is in touch with the concerns of companies who are finding things tough in the current economic climate.”

 

As part of Labour’s on-going policy review, Labour’s Shadow Small Business Minister Toby Perkins MP is conducting an investigation into how government promotes and boosts sales skills.

Toby Perkins MP has said:

“Growth and small business success go hand in hand and we cannot deliver excellent public service without the contribution they make to the economy and the Exchequer.”

Adding:

“We want to be the wind behind small businesses rather than the rain in their faces.”

As part of this investigation, Toby Perkins MP, along with Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Warwick and Leamington, Lynnette Kelly, visited McCurrach Technology in Leamington on 29th October.

Their aim was to learn more about how the company delivers training. McCurrach Technology exclusively delivers field sales and marketing for Microsoft across the whole of the UK.

Speaking after his visit to McCurrach Technology, Tony Perkins MP said:

“Currently less than 1% of apprenticeships are offered in sales and the profession is often derided in popular culture.  However, sales offers a great career for those who are not necessarily academic high achievers with over two million people employed in sales in the UK. If the government, in partnership with business, can promote this valuable skill we will equip many young people with valuable transferable skills and give British business a competitive advantage.”

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