Parliamentary candidate for Rugby discusses business agenda with region’s Chamber of Commerce - The Rugby Observer

Parliamentary candidate for Rugby discusses business agenda with region’s Chamber of Commerce

Rugby Editorial 22nd Feb, 2024   0

A CONTENDER for Rugby’s next MP has discussed his business agenda with the head of the region’s Chamber of Commerce.

Labour candidate John Slinger visited Corin Crane, CEO of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber, to learn more about the business and economic situation in Rugby.

The meeting follows Coun Slinger’s visit last year to the BNI business network, and is part of his programme of engagement with businesses of all sizes within the constituency.

He said: “As someone who has spent much of my career working in private sector businesses, I know how vital it is that there is a thriving economy, locally and nationally.

“I meet as many businesses as I can of all sizes, because I want to hear from them about the challenges and opportunities of the future economy.

“I was delighted to meet Corin Crane. He set out the Chamber’s impressive role supporting businesses across our area. I was glad to hear about their approach of bringing the public and private sector together to share knowledge.”

Mr Crane added: “It was great to meet John and talk through some of the issues and opportunities that local businesses are facing.

“The key issues of skills and recruitment were a key part of the conversation, as was the potential of Rugby and the opportunities to do more work to support entrepreneurs and start-ups in the town centre.

“We discussed the importance of hospitality and tourism to the area, but also the difficulties this sector has getting the right staff and remaining competitive when costs are so high.

“We also looked at the Chamber’s campaign around employment land and the opportunities Rugby has with so much private sector interest in the area.

“These discussions between business and politicians are critical parts in establishing our joint agendas – we all want healthy businesses, with a social conscience that create good jobs for our local residents, so I’m sure we’ll work together a lot more in the future.”


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