Over 70 businesses from across Essex joined Members of Parliament in the House of Commons recently for Essex Chambers’ third Parliamentary Reception. The aim of the event was to showcase the great work done by businesses large and small in the county and remind our politicians of some of the issues that affect Essex residents and businesses alike.
Hosted by the Rt Hon Priti Patel MP the event featured speeches from Chamber Patrons – c2c Trenitalia, Greater Anglia, DP World London Gateway – as well as from the Chairman of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, Highways England and the Chief Constable of Essex. All spoke of the great partnership working they enjoyed with the Chambers and the benefits it brought both them and the businesses they engage with.
Speaking after the event Denise Rossiter, Chief Executive of Essex Chambers of Commerce, said
“It was a real pleasure to host our third reception in the House of Commons, especially as it took place on Budget Day which was even more auspicious by being the last before Brexit. There was a real sense of positivity and can do amongst everyone there, which to me sums up the entrepreneurial spirit of Essex and I was delighted that so many Chamber members were able to join us”
The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP added “I was delighted to host the outstanding Essex Chambers of Commerce and the many fantastic businesses from across Essex in Parliament to celebrate their achievements and hear more about their inspiring plans for future growth and expansion in Essex.”
“Essex is the County of entrepreneurs and I applaud the Essex Chambers of Commerce for the voice they bring to the business agenda for Essex. They provide much valued support for businesses and ensure their voice is heard across Government on the critical issues of jobs, the economy and economic growth across Essex.
“I am an enormous advocate of the Essex Chambers who have achieved strong policy outcomes working with Essex MPs and I will continue to facilitate engagement with Ministers so the business needs of the County are communicated to the highest levels of Government.”