MP CHRIS White believes companies in his constituency can be confident going into 2017 after meeting with the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce’s Mid-Warwickshire Branch.
His comments come despite the uncertainty of Brexit as the Warwick and Leamington MP told businesses the UK had a bright future outside the European Union. Mr White was in favour of remaining in the EU, and 58 per cent of voters in Warwick district opted to remain.
He said: “We are now facing up to the challenges presented to us by Brexit and there is a lot to be done in terms of negotiations and trade deals across the world.
“Before the meeting, I felt we had plenty to be optimistic about in this area and the opportunities available to Warwickshire – the feedback I heard from companies strengthened that feeling.”
David Myskow, chair of the Chamber’s Mid-Warwickshire branch, said: “The mood in the room was one of optimism for business but also recognising that barriers to growth remain.
“In terms of Brexit, the uncertainty around what happens to the labour market has brought into even sharper focus the issues we have with skills and employability.
“The Chamber will be working with businesses, training providers and education establishments in the next 12 months to look a local solutions to this national problem.”