I would like to welcome the opportunity to invite any local musicians and film-makers to enter Parliament's 'Rock the House' and 'Film the House' competitions. This is an excellent opportunity for Bromsgrove to showcase our local talent. Local musicians and film-makers must send through their material to me (Contact Details on the side). I will nominate one entrant per competition category and they will then be judged by industry experts. The deadline is Sunday 1st May. If you know any talented artists- please do encourage them to apply! I look forward to receiving your applications.
Official opening of the Jobs Fair with Cllr Caroline Spencer.
With the West Mercia Police at my Bromsgrove Jobs Fair.
With Rimilia exhibitors at my Bromsgrove Jobs Fair.
With GKN recruiters at my Bromsgrove Jobs Fair.
Great to see Royal Yeomanry and Mercia Regement exhibitors at my Bromsgrove Jobs Fair.
A big thank you to all the helpful volunteers at the Jobs Fair!
Helped launch an exciting new Rail Supply Group Strategy with Patrick McLoughlin, Transport Secretary in West Midlands.
Co-chaired the Supporting Syria Conference 2016
, which raised over $11 billion in support of Syrian refugees.
Applauded UpRising for giving disadvantaged young people the confidence & means to compete with privileged peers at UpRising's first Gala Dinner.
Co-chaired the Creative Industries Council in Birmingham- promoting creativity across the UK!
Great to visit leading manufacturer's OPRO Group- a great company which started from home and now exports to over 30 countries, supplies England Rugby with mouthguards (and even protects my children's teeth!)
Pleased to open the London Stock Exchange, with two Bromsgrove companies on this year's list- Crown Domestic Appliances and Oakland International.
Congratulations to Jacob Cottrell and Owen Wakefield, winners of my 2016 Bromsgrove Schools Debating Competition!
Congratulations to Adam Riley and Ronan Fox from Hagley High, runners-up in my 2016 Bromsgrove School Debating Competition!
Great to hear plans for new £50 million automotive research facility at the University of Bath.
Announced the new business broadband review
at the EEF Annual Conference
Pleased to visit Port Talbot Tata Steel in Europe, with Stephen Crabb, Welsh Secretary to show government support to Tata workers and UK steel industry.
Great to launch Screwfix Apprenticeship Guide
for tradesmen and women.
Addressed West Midlands Business Birmingham Chamber of Commerce at the Mondelez factory on boosting the Midlands Engine and gearing up more investment.
with the Chinese Minister of Commerce at Birmingham Council on boosting UK-China trade and investment.
Finally, I'm encouraged that Bromsgrove unemployment rate is now down to just 1%. Youth unemployment in Bromsgrove is now down 70% since May 2010. It's looking good, but there are still 130 young people looking for jobs and I will do all I can to help!