We are home to many innovative businesses in high-growth sectors such as technology, telecoms and life sciences. We are ideally placed for the raft of investment and opportunities which the Government has announced for science, technology and defence. I will work to:
- Increase the opportunities for new small businesses to arrive and start up including availability of business premises;
- Increase business investment, working in conjunction with local business leaders and central Government to maximise opportunities in key growth areas;
- Champion job opportunities for women. As Chair of the Women & Work Parliamentary Group, I have consistently lobbied Government for a Women’s Employment Taskforce and strategy to support women’s employment in the recovery, particularly in areas where they have been historically underrepresented, such as science and technology.