Mark Pawsey MP attends Parliamentary launch of Private Business' Get Britain Trading 2012 campaign
3rd March 2012
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Mark Pawsey the MP for Rugby, recently attended the launch of the Get Britain Trading 2012 campaign at Parliament.
The campaign was conceived by the not-for-profit Forum of Private Business to highlight the importance small firms make to the UK economy, and to lobby Government on behalf of its members to tackle common problems that prevent SMEs from growing and creating jobs.
Representatives from all the major political parties were joined by business leaders for the event, which was introduced by the Forum’s Chief Executive, Phil Orford. Also present was Small Business Minister, Mark Prisk, who addressed the audience. 

Mark said afterwards

"I was delighted to introduce Simon Leech to the Minister, as the Chair of the Rugby branch of the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce; and of course Kevin Westwood and Jim Griffin who, despite the challenges faced by companies, run successful local businesses in Rugby."

The Forum’s Chief Executive, Phil Orford, added:

“As a leading, not-for-profit small business organization, it is our passion and our responsibility to help our members succeed – driving job creation and economic growth across the UK.
We also want to celebrate the huge role played by small firms in the UK’s economy, cutting through the doom and gloom by sharing the real success stories that are out there – while at the same time recognising the work that still needs to be done to give entrepreneurs the best possible chance to turn the economy around.
That desire is shared by all MPs, and we were delighted to welcome MPs from across the political spectrum to our event."

Business owners seeking more information about the Forum’s Business Buddy scheme or Get Britain Trading should email or visit

From left to right: Kevin Westwood, Simon Leech, Mark Prisk MP, Mark Pawsey MP, Jim Griffin

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