Supporting Our Local Economy

Please note that following the dissolution of Parliament there are no MPs and Jeremy Quin is no longer the MP for Horsham. The information below is therefore historic. Jeremy is the Conservative Candidate for Horsham in the General Election scheduled for 4th July.

Many people live in Horsham and work further afield but it is vital that Horsham remains a thriving economic centre in its own right, as it has been for hundreds of years.

We are lucky to have a thriving High Street in Horsham Town Centre as well as a diverse range of businesses – from flourishing local drinks producers to significant manufacturing and service companies – based in the surrounding villages. I regularly meet with local business owners to discuss their future plans and the impact they are having on the local and national economy.

I often attend employment events and I am always keen to discuss the benefits of different employment options, such as apprenticeships and graduate schemes. I routinely visit the team at the Job Centre Plus to find out how they are supporting people in their journey into employment. 

I am fully aware of the importance a strong local economy has on the local community and I will continue to support local businesses in the area.

Please see below for updates on supporting our local economy.

News

Applications Open for King's Award for Enterprise

It has been a great pleasure on occasion to join local companies when they are presented with Awards for Enterprise covering a whole range of attributes includes international trade (the UK has accelerated beyond France and Japan, among others, to become the world’s fourth largest exporter).

Jeremy Quin Speaks to Institute of Directors

On Friday I joined my colleagues Henry Smith MP and Mims Davies MP to talk to the Institute of Directors Sussex at Mannings Heath Golf Club.

A really interesting discussion and a great forum for local businesses to get together.

Good News on GDP Growth

Last week revealed really good news on GDP growth.

It is particularly welcome that this news follows continued progress on reducing inflation, which we all know has had a really dreadful impact since being triggered by post Covid shortages and Putin's invasion of Ukraine.  

Jeremy Quin Visits Nationwide

It was a pleasure to have a meeting at Nationwide’s Horsham branch on Friday which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. It is remarkable how a “modern” bank is accommodated within a medieval Horsham home and good to speak to happy customers!

Sorting Royal Mail

The Royal Mail has existed as a trusted national brand since the time of Henry VIII. It revolutionised communications in the Victorian era with the “penny post” – delivering promptly to anywhere in the country. 

English Tourism Week 4/4: Amberley Museum

Last but not least, the fourth of the top four local attractions recommended by constituents in my recent poll for ‘English Tourism Week’ is Amberley Museum.

Covid Four Years On

Last week marked four years since Rishi Sunak launched the coronavirus job retention scheme or “furlough”.

English Tourism Week 2/4: Nymans

The second of the top four local attractions recommended by constituents in my recent poll for ‘English Tourism Week’ is Nymans.