Priti Patel picks up ‘very positive feedback’ as local businesses bounce back from C-19

Priti Patel MP with General Manager, David Knight (left) and Steve Milnes Regional Director during her tour at South East Galvanizers.

Priti Patel picks up ‘very positive feedback’ as local businesses bounce back from C-19

Published: 4th September 2020 - 7:06 pm Category: Local News

Witham MP Priti Patel has today (4th September) toured Witham’s industrial estates to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and economic recovery with local business leaders. Priti visited and toured the premises of South East Galvanizers and Masterframe Windows as well as holding a catch-up meeting with the directors of Witham Industrial Watch.

Priti said: “The industrial estates are at the heart of our community, providing local employment and manufacturing innovative, world-leading products. Like other parts of the economy, the pandemic has had an impact on many of these businesses and it was useful to discuss how they are coping and adjusting to the new economic climate. I was particularly heartened to hear some very positive feedback from both of these businesses about how well they are doing in bouncing back from Covid-19, with strong support from their staff. South East Galvanizers are even hiring again.”

“The business support measures put in place by the Government have undoubtedly helped many of these firms but there is more to do in the months ahead. I will continue to work with Witham Industrial Watch and local authorities to get a robust local recovery plan in place.”


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