We really do have some fantastic businesses in Wrexham; from the multitude of SMEs on the Industrial Estate, to multi-national companies such as Wockhardt, Kelloggs and JCB Transmissions. Whilst I know that the pandemic has been tough for many of these businesses, I also know that many have thrived and grown. I will therefore continue to work with all businesses across the constituency to help their growth and development.
It has also been good to see that the benefits of being an independent trading nation are now paying off; the UK-India Enhanced Trade Partnership will be bringing forty new jobs to the town, whilst the on-going discussions with the USA will support businesses such as JCB by removing tariffs on trade between the UK and the USA
I will also be working with educational establishments in Wrexham, such as Coleg Cambria, to ensure that young people are trained in the skills that they need to make their careers in Wrexham’s businesses.
Finally, through the Union Connectivity Review, I am pleased that the UK Government is investing in the transport infrastructure of the North Wales and its connectivity with England. With Wrexham being so close to the border, many travel across the border on a daily basis for work and leisure. As such better connectivity is something that benefits both businesses and jobs and I will continue to support investment into better transport links.