Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner meets Swindon business leaders

Andrew Wells
Initiative Manager | Business West
15th March 2019

Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner visited Swindon last week to get an overview of how businesses and the economy are performing.

The Shadow Cabinet Minister met with Swindon business leaders, including Matt Griffith and Andrew Wells of Business West (both pictured).

Mr Gardiner discussed the local economy post-Brexit and Councillor Jim Grant, head of the Swindon Borough Council Labour Group, was also in attendance.

Commenting on the meeting, Matt Griffith, Director of Policy at Business West said:

“At such a crucial point in the Brexit timeline, the Shadow Minister’s visit to Swindon led to some fruitful discussions on the economic health of the region.

“As the voice of business in Swindon and Wiltshire, we were able to give Mr Gardiner a comprehensive overview and real life examples of business sentiment on the ground.”

Business West regularly hosts MPs, ministers and senior civil servants at its networking events, seminars and roundtables. For more information on our lobbying and representation work in Swindon & Wiltshire visit:

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