A quarterly business survey has been launched by Bedford and Kempston MP Richard Fuller to allow key players to have their say on how they think the local economy is performing.
With a record number of businesses being formed in the county, Mr Fuller has introduced the study so businessmen and woman can share their views on council services and govenrment policies for business.
Bedford-born Richard, who gained an MBA from Harvard Business School and lives in the heart of the constituency, said of his initiative: “Bedford’s economic future depends on our local shops and businesses doing well and government – local and national – should be responsive to their needs.
“I hope these quarterly surveys will make all our elected officials perk up our ideas to make Bedford an even better place for business.
“I value greatly the efforts of small businesses in creating jobs and building wealth in our community, and I also want to ensure that I know of any issues of concern to local businesses.
“If you own or run a business locally, then I would like to invite you to take part in my local quarterly surveys,
Before being elected to Parliament, Richard was a partner in the strategy consulting firm LEK Consulting and a founding partner of the venture capital group at Investcorp.
Richard is also a member of the Select Committee on Regulatory Reform and was appointed a small business ambassador by Prime Minister David Cameron.
To take part in Richard’s survey visit www.richardfuller.org.uk/business.