JOHN Howell has urged Henley’s business community to enter awards for Britain’s best high streets
JOHN Howell has urged Henley’s business community to enter awards for Britain’s best high streets.
The Henley MP was speaking at the Henley Business Partnership’s monthly breakfast meeting at the Strada restaurant in Bell Street on Friday attended by almost 60 people.
He said the Great British High Street Awards were a good way to achieve recognition. Mr Howell said: “Why don’t you put Henley in for the awards for the best town and best high street this year? Thame did and was recognised as a ‘rising star’. Wouldn’t it be nice if Thame had some competition from Henley in challenging for that position?”
Mr Howell said the success of businesses in the constituency was reflected in the level of unemployment which stood at 216 people in December, the best figure in the country.
He also encouraged businesses to offer apprenticeships and take up the Government’s offer to contribute £3,000 to each one.
Mr Howell, a member of the all party parliamentary group for apprenticeships, said: “What I would like to see is more ambition in this and I’m happy to work with you to make sure we put Henley on the map when it comes to business.
“Overall, I’d like to think this is a pro-business Government and I’d like to think that in this constituency you have a pro-business MP.”