Taking business demands to the heart of Government
East Midlands businesses want Government to refocus in domestic issues to ensure a succesful transition to a post-Brexit economy.
Led by the Chamber, a deputation of around 30 East Midlands based business leaders delivered a wish list of what they want from elected members and civil servants to 23 MP's incdluing at least on Minister on Wednesday 14 November 2018 .
The aim of this deputation is to make Westminster and Whitehall more aware of what East Midlands businesses believe are the biggest issues blocking regional growth, including a perception of Brexit tunnel vision by Government since the 2016 Referendum.
The Chamber Manifesto - Growing the East Midlands Together - which was circulated at this Westminster meeting and subsequently published to all Chamber members - has been broken down to four principle areas, each of which will work with the Government's Industrial Strategy and give specifis asks of Government.
The four key areas covered in the Manifesto are:
* CONNECT US
* GET THE BASICS RIGHT
* REALISE OUT INTERNATIONAL AMBITIONS
* BOOST YOUR COMPETITIVENESS
Behind the four headings, the Chamber is asking the Government to back a vision for the region by creating a zone of ultra-high growth in logistics and advanced manufacturing, hinged around East Midlands Airport, the adjacent East Midlands Gateway strategic rail freight interchange and development around Toton that will come with HS2 Phase 2b.
Read more here about comments from the Westminster meeting.