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Welcome to the December 2015 edition of Sajid Javid MP's newsletter.

Welcome

to the December edition of my e-Newsletter. 

December has been a really busy month. As the New Year approaches, I am really looking forward to my Job's Fair in February. If you know anyone who might be interested, please share the details below. Have a Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year. See you in 2016! 



As always, it is important for me to hear from you directly. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, thoughts or feedback. 

 
Recent Activity


Supported reforms to support small and medium businesses, like those in Bromsgrove at the Telegraph's Festival of Business 2015. 


Visited Ricor in Studley and was impressed with their tremendous growth in the metals sector.


Spoke at the City UK Annual Dinner.


Supported Worcestershire White Ribbon campaign against domestic abuse and sexual violence. 


Met with West Mercia Police to discuss hate crime in North Worcestershire. Pleased to meet the new North Worcestershire Superintendent, Alex Franklin-Smith.


Delighted to open a new nursery, 'My First Friends in Bromsgrove', with some little helpers!


Supported businesses at the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership Annual Conference.


Opened Kimal's new Innovation Centre in Bromsgrove, an excellent example of Britain’s capabilities of creating new generation products.


Emphasised the importance of innovation at Innovate 2015.


Feeling festive outside the winner of the Bromsgrove High Street Christmas shop window competition. Well done to Cancer Research UK for their brilliant display!


Appeared on Question Time in Stoke-on-Trent.


Welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Jaguar Land Rover manufacturing base in Solihull. A wonderful example of how British business can benefit from an even stronger India-UK partnership.


Discussed the importance of free trade at Chatham House.


Witnessed the signing of the historic West Midlands devolution deal for our Midlands Engine.

Encouraged to meet with Bromsgrove District Council's local growth team to discuss Bromsgrove High Street Market and more. 


Supported UK food & drink manufacturing at the Annual Food and Drink Federation President's Reception.


Opened the London Stock Exchange with US Ambassador Matthew Barzun, marking the launch of new US Global Entry scheme for UK citizens.

Met with young learners and further education leaders to celebrate the work of the Association of Colleges across the UK.


Unveiled the Midlands Engine Prospectus with plans to turn the Midlands into an engine for growth at the University of Birmingham.

Opened the University of Birmingham's Centre for Cyrogenic Energy Storage.


I'm pleased to report that unemployment in Bromsgrove is down by 61% since 2010. This is encouraging news, but there is still more to do.


Finally, I will be holding my second Bromsgrove Jobs Fair on Friday 5th February 2016. With over 30 local employers, there will be many jobs and apprenticeships on offer.
 

Sajid in the Papers



Opening up the roads: the government's commitment to innovation
Monday, 9  November, 2015
Business Secretary underlines the importance of innovation and the government's support for it. 

Business Secretary Sajid Javid: it's time for Britain's mid-sized firms to step out of the shadows
Tuesday, 10 November, 2015
Speaking at the Telegraph's Festival of Business, Mr Javid said mid-sized companies are crucial to Britain's economic growth.

Bromsgrove MP praises Studley firm for its huge growth and success
Wednesday, 11 November, 2015
A Studley manufacturer has been praised by Government minister and Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid for its success in investing in growth and creating new jobs.

In defence of the c-word: why capitalism is a force for good
Monday, 16 November, 2015
As research shows falling public support for free enterprise, Business Secretary Sajid Javid says 'capitalist' should be a badge of honour.

People of all faiths invited to special service at Bromsgrove church to remember Paris terror attack victims
Tuesday, 17 November, 2015
Bromsgrove people of all faiths are being invited to a special memorial service in wake of the 129 people brutally murdered by terrorists in Paris.

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid to have "serious and frank discussion" with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over Alex Hospital maternity fears
Tuesday, 17 November, 2015
Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid will have a "serious and frank discussion" with Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt over maternity fears.

Historic devolution deal to power the Midlands Engine
Tuesday, 17 November, 2015
West Midlands’ leaders agree revolutionary devolution deal, including over £1 billion of government investment to boost the West Midlands economy.

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid calls for a "straight answer" on the future of services at Redditch's Alex Hospital
Monday, 23 November, 2015
Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has called on the Chief Inspector of the Care Quality Commission to give a straight answer on the state of Redditch's Alexandra Hospital as part of his assessment of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, due to be published next month.

Apprenticeship figures welcomed by Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid
Wednesday, 25 November, 2015 
Recent figures revealing that 800 Bromsgrove residents took up apprenticeships over the past year has been backed by MP Sajid Javid.

MP Sajid Javid opens My First Friends Nursery and Pre-School
Wednesday, 25 November, 2015
Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid officially opened My First Friends Nursery and Pre-School last Friday (November 13).

Chancellor George Osborne and Business Secretary Sajid Javid vow to boost competition in 11 sectors including banking, broadband and energy
Monday, 30 November, 2015
British families could save £470 a year thanks to a new government plan to boost market competition, Chancellor George Osborne and Business Secretary Sajid Javid have said.

Midlands Engine to power £34bn growth and deliver 300,000 new jobs
Friday, 4 December, 2015
Ambitious plans have been revealed today to turn the Midlands into an 'engine for growth' to power £34 billion of growth in the UK economy and create up to 300,000 new jobs.

Firing up the Midlands Engine
Friday, 4 December, 2015
Business Secretary Sajid Javid welcomes plans to make the heart of England greater than the sum of its parts.

Local MPs secure meeting to discuss NHS Trust transformation
Thursday, 17 December, 2015
The MPs for Bromsgrove, Redditch and Alcester have managed to secure a discussion with the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, and the chief executive of NHS Improvement, to learn more about the intended plans to transform Worcestershire Acute Trust.
 

Sajid's Weekly Columns




I write a column for the Bromsgrove Advertiser every fortnight and the Bromsgrove Standard once a month.

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