The Rt Hon Stephen McPartland

Adrian Hawkins, Chairman of Weldability-SIF and founder of biz4biz, a group representing the interests of local businesses, commented, "Stephen's support for local business is well known and appreciated. I am pleased he has helped the government focus on achieving consistency in regulation, as without a level playing field it wastes resources and is costly, adding an unnecessary burden to small and medium sized companies. We will continue working with Stephen, as our local Member of Parliament and voice in Government to try and reduce the burdens on local businesses."