‘Make it your business’ event

Promoting and supporting women who are making their first steps in business is something that I am proud to champion. That’s why I will be officially launching the new branch of the women’s networking and support group, “Make It Your Business”, in Corby & East Northamptonshire next month.

Countryside Alliance Awards 2020

The annual Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, is open for public nomination and I urge local people to get nominating! Our local businessmen and women work hard to help keep Britain thriving and our local produce and rural enterprises are second to none.

BookTrust ‘Time to Read Campaign’

This month, BookTrust is reaching over 700,000 reception aged children with a fantastic book and fun activities to enjoy and share at home as part of the ‘Time to Read’ campaign. We all recognise the importance of reading for a young person’s development and mental wellbeing.

Meeting with Councillor Tom Beattie, Leader of Corby Borough Council

It was good to catch up with Councillor Tom Beattie, the Leader of Corby Borough Council recently to discuss a number of matters, but in particular the transition to unitary authorities in Northamptonshire and the new money made available to Corby through the ‘Towns Fund’.

Long Live the Local!

I am proud to support pubs which are so important in so many people’s lives, an important source of employment and hubs for our communities, whilst also being a much loved part of our national life.

Bird conservation meeting with BASC at Deene Park

I was pleased to meet with the British Association for Shooting and Conservation at Deene Park recently and it was great to install a bird box on the estate, which I hope will help play its part in conserving and promoting the British bird population.

Government funding for Youth Works Northamptonshire:

I was delighted to hear from the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care that Youth Works Northamptonshire, based in Kettering, will receive a sum of £112,000 for the first year of a three-year award, for a project which is being delivered through the Department’s Health & Wellbeing F

ACS Local Shop Report 2019

I am a keen supporter of small businesses which play such a key role in our local economy. That’s why I was delighted to hear about The Association of Convenience Stores’ ‘Local Shop Report 2019’, which provides key insights into our local economy.