The Shadow Secretary of State for Business & Trade outlines his plan for small businesses
Visku, the supply chain consulting and warehouse solutions provider, hosted a special event for the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) at its Wellingborough HQ on 24th January where Jonathan Reynolds, the Shadow Secretary of State for Business & Trade, set out Labour’s plan for small businesses.
The Chamber meeting was chaired by its Director General, Shevaun Haviland, and included a range of guests from across UK and the region. The Shadow Secretary of State for Business & Trade outlined his blueprint to stimulate and support the growth of small businesses. Highlights of the plan include: introducing legislation to tackle late payments, replacing business rates, removing barriers to export and enabling better access to finance.
After thanking Visku for hosting the event, Jonathan Reynolds said: “I want to make this a genuine conversation with business and that’s why I am grateful to the Chambers of Commerce for putting this event on and it underlines the great strength of the Chamber network”
Louise Wall, Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce’s CEO commented: “We’re delighted to bring businesses together with senior figures from the world of politics. The Chamber takes a neutral stance when it comes to party politics but we know it’s important for our members to be able to hear from, and put their views to, all of the main parties.”
Julian Burnett, CEO of Visku said: “We’re delighted to host this very special event for the British Chambers of Commerce here at our Wellingborough HQ – one of our flagship warehouses – and to hear Jonathan Reynolds’ plans for stimulating the growth and development of small businesses.”
He continues: “Visku has responded to market conditions demanding flexibility in warehousing, scaling up and down and for all types of businesses, small and large. We have built an extensive network of nationwide partners to deliver fast, agile, on-demand warehousing space. Facilitating this, Visku has also invested in a digital platform, enabling customers and partners to leverage a unique logistics marketplace.
“In light of today’s increasingly unpredictable business challenges, effective supply chain has become an important topic for the economy and for sustainability. Within this context, Visku is more relevant for the market today, and for the future, than ever before.”
More information on Visku’s vision for the future at www.visku.com