Business leaders from across the East Midlands have unveiled their demands of the next UK Government.
The East Midlands Chamber, which represents businesses in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, took a delegation of representatives of more than 50 member businesses to Westminster this week (25 November) to meet MPs and launch its 2015 General Election business manifesto.
The event, in the Churchill Dining Room, in the Houses of Parliament was sponsored by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins, the Shadow Minister for Small Business and was also attended by a host of regional MPs.
The manifesto was developed in collaboration with businesses from across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. It proposes measures which the Chamber believes will create an economy for long-term success and support a vibrant and prosperous East Midlands.
Chamber Chief Executive George Cowcher said: “Over the course of the current Parliament, businesses in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire have demonstrated a robustness, tenacity and ambition that has placed the East Midlands at the front of the pack in terms of driving economic growth and private sector job creation.
“However, decisions taken over the term of the next Parliament will be instrumental in determining the future direction of this growth. Businesses are committed to ensuring the resource, knowledge and skills which exist in the East Midlands are utilised to full effect to deliver growth.
“In doing so, it is essential that their commitment is demonstrably reciprocated by our politicians and the Chamber and its members were pleased to get the opportunity to go down to Westminster to state the case of local business directly to our elected representatives.”