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Businesses unable to expand due to lack of commercial units

Created on 05/05/2018 @ 12:48
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More business units are needed in Newtown and Montgomeryshire to support business growth, according to local AM, Russell George.

He said many businesses that wanted to expand could not find appropriate business units and has called on the Welsh Government's Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Ken Skates, to meet him and business representatives to discuss the situation.

This week he questioned Mr Skates at the Senedd who agreed to attend the meeting.

The Welsh Government has already invested in places to accommodate companies such as Zip-Clip, Invertek Drives and Charlies stores which has been beneficial to the Welshpool area.
Welcoming the Cabinet Secretary’s positive response, Mr George said: “I continue to be approached by a number of companies in the Newtown and Welshpool areas who have experienced difficulties in obtaining suitable sites to develop and expand their business.
“I was pleased that Ken Skates recognised this issue and, like me, saw the potential of a Mid Wales Growth Deal in providing a solution to the shortage of commercial units.
“We have a strong manufacturing and engineering industry throughout the Severn Valley and I am keen that the Welsh Government continues to support this sector to grow.
“I’m particularly pleased that the Cabinet Secretary has agreed to meet a number of local businesses with me, to learn more about the issues which they are facing, with a view to exploring options to support business growth in the area.
“I would encourage businesses to contact me if they are experiencing difficulties in growing there business as a result of lack of commercial accommodation or sites available.”

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