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Shadow international trade secretary meets Swindon business leaders

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Matt Griffith, director of policy at Business West, cllr Jim Grant; Barry Gardiner MP, Andrew Wells, initiative manager at Business West, and Andrew Mercer, business advisor at Business WestMatt Griffith, director of policy at Business West, cllr Jim Grant; Barry Gardiner MP, Andrew Wells, initiative manager at Business West, and Andrew Mercer, business advisor at Business WestShadow international trade secretary Barry Gardiner visited Swindon last week to get an overview of how businesses and the economy are performing.

The shadow cabinet minister met with Swindon business leaders, including Matt Griffith and Andrew Wells of Business West.

Mr Gardiner discussed the local economy post-Brexit and councillor Jim Grant, head of the Swindon Borough Council Labour Group, was also in attendance.

Commenting on the meeting, Matt Griffith, director of policy at Business West said: “At such a crucial point in the Brexit timeline, the shadow minister’s visit to Swindon led to some fruitful discussions on the economic health of the region.

“We were able to give Mr Gardiner a comprehensive overview and real-life examples of business sentiment on the ground.”