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18 June 2018

Exciting future for St Albans businesses, says Anne Main MP

Anne Main joined local business owners and employees at the St Albans Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast last week. Work and pensions secretary, Esther McVey also attended the event and gave the keynote speech.

Anne said, 'It was a pleasure to attend another successful St Albans Chamber of Commerce business breakfast last week. There was a great turnout from local businesses and I am certain it was an excellent networking opportunity for many of the firms in the St Albans.'

The St Albans MP invited Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Ether McVey to give a speech on what the government are doing to support businesses. Ms McVey spoke about the positive employment figures we have seen in the last few years and what support the government can give to help employees and businesses in the future, she also took questions from the audience.

Commenting after the event, Ms McVey said she was 'delighted to have been there to hear about the successes and future concerns' of businesses in St Albans. Ms McVey said she thought there was a 'great business audience raising very relevant questions for business, the local area and government as a whole.'

Mrs Main praised the secretary of state, saying 'I know how busy [Esther] will be at the moment as it is an incredibly busy time in parliament so I am immensely grateful for her accepting my invitation and for coming to engage with the local business community here. It was a very interesting speech and I was pleased she was happy to take questions on all manner of subjects from the audience.

'It was great to speak to so many businesses from St Albans and to hear about some of the positive news coming from our business community. I have no doubt there is an exciting future ahead for St Albans businesses.'

Mrs Main added, 'I also want to congratulate the Chamber of Commerce for organising a terrific event as part of their Business Festival. I know they had a number of different events planned and I am sure they will have been a great success too'.



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