MP at networking meeting

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Dan Rogerson MP with hosts Fionagh & Richard Harding of Cornish Charcuterie

Business owners from Bude met with local MP Dan Rogerson last week to discuss plans to support businesses, create jobs and grow the local economy in the far north of Cornwall.

Rogerson attended this month’s Bude Business Networking Group meeting, which brought together a range local businesses in the Bude area, from taxi firms to tourism, food and marketing businesses.

Dan Rogerson MP (centre) with hosts Fionagh & Richard Harding of Cornish Charcuterie
Dan Rogerson MP with hosts Fionagh & Richard Harding of Cornish Charcuterie

Local Lib Dem councillors David Parsons (Bude) and Nicky Chopak (Poundstock division), David Barton, Headteacher at Budehaven School, and representatives from the Federation of Small Businesses also attended.

The meeting was organised by Debbie Cousins at Bude Works and was hosted by Fionagh and Richard Harding at the Cornish Charcuterie in Norton Barton.

Rogerson said: “The Bude Business Networking Group is a fantastic set of people who are passionate about Bude and support each other and work to improve the business environment and the local economy.

“I spoke with business owners about the desire to work in Bude, and across North Cornwall, to make the most of opportunities like apprenticeships and listened to their suggestions about what would help local businesses when it comes to growth and boosting the local economy.

“We discussed European funding for Cornwall and the forthcoming money from the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy and how we can make sure that Bude and the far north of Cornwall gets its fair share of funding for economic development projects. With David Rodda from Cornwall Development Company we also looked at continuing work to support and promote Cornwall’s excellent farming, food and drink industries.”