I visit local businesses regularly, listening to their concerns and helping them grow our local economy. By working with business we have already reduced unemployment by 51% since 2010 and we will continue to build on this work.
Small Business Saturday is a grassroots, not-for-profit campaign designed to highlight the importance of small businesses in the community as well as providing them an economic boost on the day itself - which this year fell on Saturday, 1st December.
As part of Great British High Street week I visited several retail stores in Northampton. I went to Weston Favell Shopping Centre and St Giles’s Street to meet shopkeepers and show my support for British retail.