Supporting Our Local Economy

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

Jeremy actively supports local businesses and enjoys meeting the Local Enterprise Partnership, Business Groups and employers to discuss their future plans and the impact their businesses have on the local and national economy.

Nationally, employment is at a record high with more people in work than ever before. This pattern is reflected in Horsham –currently around 1.3% of the economically active population are unemployed and claiming benefits, well below the national figure of  3.3% (itself the lowest rate  of unemployment since the early 1970s). This means that Horsham has one of the lowest rates of unemployment in the country (rated around 600 out of 650 constituencies).  

Jeremy attends employment events in Horsham and is always keen to discuss the benefits of different employment options, such as apprenticeships and graduate schemes. Jeremy also regularly meets the team at the Job Centre Plus to find out how they are supporting people in their journey into employment.  This has been an ongoing interest since Jeremy served on the DWP Select Committee. 

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

News

Jeremy Quin Meets the Association of British Riding Schools

It was a pleasure to meet the Association of British Riding Schools at their head-quarters near Shipley.

It is always great to see organisations and businesses that are based locally within Horsham operating on the national stage.

 

Jeremy Quin Meets Local Farmers

It was a pleasure to join local farmers from around West Sussex as well as other West Sussex MPs to discuss a range of issues.

Amongst them was the Agriculture Bill and rural policing.

Spreading Opportunity

Last week, I greatly enjoyed visiting Wellies 2 Work, based at Pear Tree Farm a 33-acre organic working farm between Billingshurst and Barns Green. 

Helping Town Centres to Thrive

It was a pleasure to visit Horsham Museum on Saturday and see Jeremy Knight who does a great job in presenting a constantly evolving pattern of exhibitions.  

Horsham District Jobs and Skills Fair 2019

It was great to once again join Horsham District Council for their successful Horsham District Jobs and Skills Fair.

Amongst many of the local exhibitors was Schroders Investment Management, who want to recruit an extra 70 in tech and admin roles for their growing operation in Horsham.

Jeremy Quin Visits Horsham Headquarters of Envitia

I greatly enjoyed visiting the Horsham headquarters of Envitia and meeting their CEO Nabil Lodey.

Envitia is an innovative company, delivering critical data technology to the public sector.