Harlow Businesses Threatened Mar04
businesses in Harlow worried about their future profitability and with
many banks having closed their local branches, a high powered Conservative
Party delegation visited the town to investigate the difficulties facing
small and medium sized enterprises.
At the invitation
of Robert Halfon, the party's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for
Harlow, Bashir Khanbhai, MEP for Eastern Region, and Kaye Coleman, the
Conservative Party Vice-Chairman for Business & Commerce, met the
owners of a company selling car spares (Elook Ltd in Wych Elm, Harlow), an
internationally famous firm of solicitors specialising in crime (TNT
Solicitors) and an old established Insurance and Financial Services firm
(Robert J. Mead on London Road).
the following main concerns:-
Mr Halfon said:
“Chancellor Gordon Brown must take immediate action to reduce the
burden of red tape and taxation on SMEs. Towns like Harlow cannot see the
disappearance of small businesses from our High Street. SMEs are the
engine of growth in rural economies. They offer training for the young and
employment for all on a full time or part time basis.
"If elected to Parliament, I shall help a Conservative
Government give a big boost to small businesses and the self-employed.
They must be encouraged to develop their full potential as
Mr Khanbhai added:
“Robert is a fighter and he is determined to serve the people of
Harlow. That is why he invited Kaye Coleman and myself to accompany him to
assess the concerns of business people in Harlow. Businesses in Harlow
need a strong spokesman in Westminster.”