On Monday, together with my colleague Councillor Michelle Wiseman the Prospective Conservative MP for Bury South I accompanied the Shadow Minister for Business Mark Prisk MP on a visit to O2. We met with staff and then toured the call centre. It is the largest employer in Bury provding employment for over 1400 once contractors are taken into account.
After the visit we then attended a meeting with over 50 businessmen and women from Bury and surrounding areas organised jointly by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Conservative Business Relations. After a brief speech from Mark Prisk we had a question and answer session where topics ranged from the level of taxation to the difficulty in obtaining finance.