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Welcome to the April 2016 edition of Sajid Javid MP's newsletter.

Welcome

to the April edition of my e-Newsletter.

I hope you all had a happy and peaceful Easter and enjoyed the Bank Holiday Weekend, and of course, the spring weather!


Launching National Apprenticeship Week 2016

It's important for me to hear your comments, thoughts, and feedback, so please don't hesitate to contact me. 
 
Recent Activity

Firstly, congratulations to the Bromsgrove School Under 18 Rugby Team for retaining their title at the Natwest Schools Cup Final, for the second time at Twickenham! Fantastic result- well done boys!


Proud to declare my love for Primrose Hospice for their 'Love Your Local Hospice' campaign. Thank you for all you do! 

Great to see our world-class universities recognised as the best in Europe; with 7 British Universities in the top 10!


Spoke at the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Chairman's Dinner, where Members are investing £5billion in more than 700 UK companies- creating growth and jobs. 


Had the pleasure of meeting Year 12 students from Bromsgrove School in Parliament. Hope you enjoyed your visit!


Spoke at the World Skills UK Reception on apprenticeships and met some of the apprentices who took part in the 2015 World Skills competition.


Well done to all Bromsgrove high street businesses that backed Fairtrade Fortnight, including Loritas Bakehouse


Outlined my strategy for supporting British industry in the years ahead at the Lord Mayor's Annual Dinner.


Visited Automotive Insulations in Rugby on their 50th Anniversary of trading.

Joined charity-bag packers in Bromsgrove to raise money for the Rory the Robot Appeal for the Alexandra Hospital. Thanks to all that helped raise over £1,400 on the day.


Honoured to speak at the Seva Mandir UK reception on how UK business with India benefits both countries. Seva Mandir is a voluntary organisation working on rural and tribal development issues in Rajsthan.


Launched the revamped Post Office in Romsley.

Welcomed the positive news on International Women's Day, that women make up 50% of UK entrepreneurs under 35- the highest of the countries surveyed. Great progress made, but there is still more to do. 


Opened up and toured Nestlé's new factory in Tutbury, Derbyshire with CEO & Chairman, Fiona Kendrick. This £325 investment creates 425 jobs, another valuable contributor fuelling the Midlands Engine.

Opened the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) at Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick; leading global research on hybrid, electric and low carbon vehicles and further bringing power to the Midlands.


Loved the questions from pupils at Lickey Hills Primary School for democracy week. 


Delighted to join so many talented and ambitious apprentices to launch National Apprenticeship Week 2016 at the Shard.


Visited some of the construction students and apprentices at the new Barnet and Southgate College campus with Zac Goldsmith.


Celebrated National Apprenticeship Week 2016 by thanking my very own Parliamentary Apprentice - thanks Lillie!


Great to visit the new site of STEAMhouse project in Birmingham,  where Government is investing £14million to create a new innovation centre and boost productivity in the West Midlands.


Good to meet local energy business, Worcestershire Energy for Business in Bromsgrove and learn about the Worcestershire Business Energy Scheme

Finally, it is encouraging news for Bromsgrove with unemployment down to 2%- a fall of 67% since 2010. Still more to do, but good progress!

Sajid in the Papers

Government to tackle the small print
Tuesday, 1 March, 2016
Consultation opens on how terms and conditions (T&Cs) can be made more user-friendly and on proposals to introduce fines for unfair terms.

A new approach to trade and industry
Wednesday, 2 March, 2016
Business Secretary Sajid Javid outlines his strategy for supporting British industry in the years ahead.

Government going further to cut red tape by £10 billion
Thursday, 3 March, 2016
Business Secretary unveils measures that will help deliver the government’s commitment to cut a further £10 billion of red tape.

Sajid Javid to head anti-racism taskforce
Tuesday, 8 March, 2016
Business secretary calls on employers to do more to support careers of non-white job candidates.

Sajid Javid to lead high-level export push to Iran
Wednesday, 9 March, 2016
Sajid Javid will announce on Wednesday what is expected to be Britain’s biggest-ever trade mission to Iran, hailing the “almost unlimited” opportunities in the Middle East state.

£325 million coffee factory and £50 million energy research centre bring jobs boost for Midland
Thursday, 10 March, 2016
Business Secretary Sajid Javid opens new coffee production facility in Derbyshire, boosting the Midlands economy.

Government backs Jaguar Land Rover £500m Coventry expansion plans
Friday, 11 March, 2016
Business Secretary Sajid Javid said he didn't want to see business move abroad during a visit to city

MP joins charity bag-pack for prostate cancer
Monday, 14 March, 2016
Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid joined the Rory the Robot appeal at Morrisons supermarket on Buntsford Park Road in Bromsgrove to bag-pack in aid of prostate cancer.

£50m Energy Innovation Centre opened at Warwick University
Monday, 14 March, 2016
Business Secretary Sajid Javid opened the centre which aims to be home to world-class innovation for the development of new battery chemistries

Degree apprenticeships have potential to fill skills gaps
Tuesday, 15 March, 2016
‘Degree apprenticeships’ have been lauded by Universities UK (UUK) and Business Secretary, Sajid Javid, as ‘life-changing opportunities’ with the potential to plug more specific skills gaps.

Sajid Javid claims the budget ‘backs the next generation of Bromsgrovians’
Thursday, 17 March, 2016
Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has praised the recent budget, saying it ‘backs the next generation of Bromsgrovians’.

More than 4000 apprenticeships created in Bromsgrove since 2010
Friday, 18 March, 2016
Town MP Sajid Javid has spoken of his pride after statistics showed 4,450 apprenticeships had been created in Bromsgrove since 2010.

MP Sajid Javid welcomes funds to stop violence against women and girls
Monday, 21 March, 2016
Bromsgrove MP, Sajid Javid has welcomed the Government’s £80million increase in funding to stop violence against women and girls.

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