Worcestershire Means Business With Westminster Book Launch
On the day Maria Miller resigned as Culture Secretary to be replaced by Worcestershire MP Sajid Javid, other representatives from the county were also at Westminster to launch a new book, "Grow In Wychavon".
Harriett Baldwin was just one of several MPs who mingled with some of the 52 businesses featured in the book and who had travelled down for the launch. Its aim is to inspire young people and tomorrow's entrepreneurs to consider Wychavon as the perfect place to set up a business.
Further flavour was added to the event when Gus The Asparagus Man served guests Toffee & Waffle together with Humbug ice cream. Both political flavours were created by Worcestershire's Churchfield Ice Cream especially for the day.
Grow In Wychavon is the brainchild of Wychavon District Council who have also persuaded the businesses involved to offer 20, year-long work placements for young people leaving school in 2014/15.
Commenting on the event, Councillor Paul Middlebrough, leader of Wychavon District Council, said:
"It was inspirational and proud day for all the businesses enabling them to promote themselves as well as the Wychavon brand".
Wychavon entrepreneur, Ken Felton, owner of Fruit Salad, added:
"It was a great opportunity for everyone to meet different MPs and to take our book to Westminster to highlight our message about Wychavon being a great place to do business "
Wychavon District Council's Fiona Narburgh was also on hand to talk to MPs about the county's ambitious Strategic Economic Plan which, if successful, will bring 25,000 new jobs and an extra £2.9 billion into Worcestershire's economy by 2025.