Sudffolk Chamber's response to the Industrial Strategy
John Dugmore, chief executive, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce:
“Suffolk Chamber, in partnership with Suffolk County Council and the boroughs and districts, hosted a number of workshops earlier this year at which our members were able to discuss their priorities with BEIS officials.
We are, therefore, pleased that the Industrial Strategy confirms the importance of places and local economies in driving up productivity and achieving inclusive growth.
“Over the coming months, we will continue to work with others on lobbying to ensure that the government listens to the full range of business voices when developing its proposed local and sector-based deals, so that firms of all sizes and sectors can buy into the Strategy for years to come.
“Businesses will now want to see clear evidence that this Industrial Strategy can be implemented over the long term - and will be dismayed if it falls victim to short-term Westminster politicking. Only a consistent and coherent approach over time will help set the foundations for business communities across the UK to grow and thrive.”