Minister for Apprenticeships visits Ramsbottom businesses

Business & Education Minister, Nick Boles MP with Cllr Rob Hodkinson, David Nuttall MP and local business owners

Business & Education Minister, Nick Boles MP with Cllr Rob Hodkinson, David Nuttall MP and local business owners

This Friday, 13th February, saw a visit to Ramsbottom from Business and Education Minister, Nick Boles MP.

Mr Boles, is the Minister of State for Skills and Equalities.  His remit includes training and apprenticeships.

Pictured above visiting several local businesses, Mr Boles answered a variety of questions from Ramsbottom business owners, including issues relating to local apprenticeships, business rates and the general economy in our town.

My colleague, Coun Rob Hodkinson, as Treasurer of Ramsbottom Business Group, was able to stress how important the local high street is to our town and that our local businesses need business-friendly policies from the Government to ensure that they continue to thrive and employ local residents.