FENLAND: MP Malcolm Moss to host first meeting of new business forum to tackle the recession locally

BUSINESSMEN across Fenland affected by the recession have been invited to a fact finding forum organised by MP Malcolm Moss. Mr Moss, the MP for NE Cambs, believes it s vital businesses, whatever their size, can access some of the help that may be availab

BUSINESSMEN across Fenland affected by the recession have been invited to a fact finding forum organised by MP Malcolm Moss.

Mr Moss, the MP for NE Cambs, believes it's vital businesses, whatever their size, can access some of the help that may be available.

He's organised a special meeting on April 3 at Neale Wade Community College, March, from 7pm and hopes to put businesses in touch with organisations that can help.

"There is support and I want people to tap into it," he explained. "The whole point of the exercise it to have two way information. We also want there to be feedback from local businesses and ask how things could be improved for them."


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Mr Moss has arranged for presentations from a number of organisations to take place, including representatives from Business Link, Fenland District Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, and EEDA.

Banks, too, will be represented and these, Mr Moss, have an important part to play. He has met senior banking officials at the House of Commons and he says their answer is that people should not leave it too late to ask for help in the mistaken belief that nothing can be done.

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"The message to existing customers from banks is to approach them early," he said.

Mr Moss will be part of a panel fielding questions and he hopes he will be able to use the information he receives to ensure Fenland businesses are well supported.

It could be the first of many such meetings and Mr Moss is keen that anyone wanting to attend should email his researcher either to confirm attendance or to request to be kept informed of further meetings.

"The forum will be open to all businesses, regardless of political persuasion, and whether they are small, medium or large" he added.

CONTACT: brennanp@parliament.uk

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