British and proud

Mike Penning
Mike Penning

HEMEL Hempstead’s MP has invited local businesses to nominate products manufactured or designed locally for the Made by Britain initiative.

But you’ll have to be quick off the mark because the deadline is this Friday, September 2.

The initiative, which was launched by Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable, is in collaboration with the Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group and the Royal Commission Exhibition of 1851 organisation. Each MP is being asked to nominate a product or design from their constituency.

Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning, pictured above, said: “The ‘Made in Britain’ initiative provides local businesses with a prime opportunity to showcase the products which they design or manufacture. I have visited a large number of businesses based in the constituency and have seen for myself many of the products made and designed here. We have a diverse range of businesses in the area and I encourage any business with an innovative product to take part.

“I am very keen to back a local product and put it forward as the ‘Made by Britain’ item from Hemel Hempstead.”

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