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Chapel crane firm expansion highlighted at Prime Minister’s Questions

Andrew Bingham MP speaking at Prime Minister's Questions. Photo contributed.

Andrew Bingham MP speaking at Prime Minister's Questions. Photo contributed.

Prime Minister David Cameron has heard how the success of a Chapel-en-le-Frith crane manufacturer is demonstrating the strength of British exports.

Street Crane was praised at Prime Minister’s Questions last week by High Peak MP Andrew Bingham. The company is creating 43 new jobs as part of a three-year, £2.7m expansion programme.

Mr Bingham said: “May I invite (Mr Cameron) or the Chancellor to see how, with D2N2 local enterprise partnership money from the regional growth fund, it is embarking on the first phase of a £1.1 million expansion programme, which will total £2.7 million and increase jobs by 20 per cent?

“Its exports across the world demonstrate the power of British business and the fact that it, like this Government, has a long-term economic plan.”

The Prime Minister responded: “We have seen the regional growth fund produce some real economic success stories, and that is being combined with our long-time economic plan to encourage businesses to take on employees, to put in place the infrastructure and, as he says, to back exports in terms of Britain’s performance and get out there and sell to the world.”

 

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