Lancashire business organisation wins Parliamentary praise

A Lancashire business support organisation has been mentioned in dispatches in the commons

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 7:00 am

The North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, got a name check in Parliament and won praise from the Minister for Business.

Speaking during a debate in the House of Commons this week, South Ribble MP Katherine Fletcher, hailed the chamber’s work on the Kickstart programme, in securing work placements for young people across the county.

Minister for Employment, Mims Davies MP, showed her gratitude from the dispatch box by saying: “I’d very much like to thank my Honourable Friend for raising the opportunities for smaller businesses, and the great team at the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce for their hard work and the services they provide as a gateway organisation.

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She went on to say: “[The organisation] is helping many sole traders and employers within her constituency to support our young people to take these Kickstart roles up, ensuring young people have that wrap-around, vital support, getting them on to the career ladder, and above all, grasping future work opportunities.

The chamber, as a gateway for the scheme, supports hundreds of local businesses to access the Kickstart.

In addition, it is also offering a comprehensive wrap-around training programme to assist employers taking on candidates.

Businesses interested in registering for the Kickstart programme, and financial support, should email [email protected] for support.