Final preparations being made for MP’s Small Business Day

HIGH Peak MP Andrew Bingham is making final preparations for his Small Business Day this Wednesday, September 7.

The Small Business Day has been organised by Andrew in conjunction with Barclays Business, and will see other presentations from PKF Accountants, NEST (National Employee Savings Trust) and BT, as well as exhibitions from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), the National Apprenticeship Service and the two local councils, amongst others.

Mark Prisk MP, the Minister who was originally scheduled to attend, has been replaced on the agenda by Mark Hoban MP, who, as Financial Secretary to the Treasury, is a more senior Government member.

Barclays will be bringing their ‘Mobile Presentation Suite’ – an expandable articulated lorry – in which the presentations will be held. Each presentation will focus on giving expert advice to delegates which can often be out of the reach of small and medium size businesses.

Speaking about the day, Andrew said: “I have always believed that small and micro businesses are the engine room of the country’s economy and as such should be helped and encouraged in whatever way possible. There is a lot of information that small businesses often don’t have the time or money to access, and I hope that this day will give them access to some of that information.

“I’ve spent over 20 years working in a small business so I know how precious time is for the small business owner. For that reason I want to make sure the day is useful, focused and succinct to make it really worthwhile to attend.

“I’m therefore delighted that the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mark Hoban MP, has agreed to attend. Mark will be giving a speech, as well as taking questions from the audience.

“Admission to the day is free and available to representatives of businesses in the High Peak. We still have a few places left, so I would urge any business that is interested in attending to contact my office on 01298 26698 to reserve their place as soon as possible.”