Yesterday, I had the opportunity to bring Liam Fox, the International Trade Secretary, to Ulverston to meet with some of our great local businesses and hear about their plans for the future.
Cumbria Crystal and Oxley are very different businesses, but both have their eyes firmly set on the global market. Dr Fox set out his vision for a positive, successful Brexit that will open huge new trading opportunities for entrepreneurs and manufacturers. Dr Fox also described how a Conservative government will deliver a full range of tailored support for new and existing local businesses that need specialist advice on exporting.
On Tuesday I met with a number of farmers at the Auction Mart, and Brexit came up again and again. It’s not just big business and SMEs who need surety over Brexit, but also our farming community too, who live and die on their ability to trade into overseas markets.
A successful Brexit will bring significant opportunities to our communities, and I am committed to working with the government to deliver for them.