I firmly believe that enterprising individuals and businesses create sustainable jobs. Over the last three years, I have made it a priority to engage with micro, small, medium and large businesses both in Nuneaton and in the surrounding area. I regularly support business events from campaigns organised by the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce and the Coventry & Warwickshire branch of the Federation of Small Businesses.
I have been conscious since the onset of the credit crunch in 2008 people's living standards have been squeezed and for most people their wages have not been increasing in line with inflation. Filling up the family car with petrol has become a greater and greater financial burden for the average family and has put more pressure on small business owners.