Supporting Our Local Economy

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.


Jeremy Quin Visits The Drinks Company

I recently visited The Drinks Company in Horsham. Drinks Co have been distributing spirits to leading supermarkets and On Trade establishments for 27 years and has deep Horsham routes.  It was great to learn more about the business and the unique products they deliver.

Royal Mail Update

Senior representatives from the Royal Mail recently briefed Sussex MPs on progress being made with delays to deliveries many constituents are experiencing locally. Royal Mail reported that they are now hitting 93% of delivery points in Sussex, up from 86% last October to December.

Jeremy Quin Visits Huxley's

It was great to visit Huxley's Birds of Prey Centre last week and learn about their vast array of birds (and meerkats!) which includes this magnificent white tail sea eagle called Kali. It was fascinating to hear about these extraordinary birds and associated conservation efforts.

Jeremy Quin Visits Weston's Farm

Touching base early this morning with David Exwood at Weston’s Farm in advance of the NFU Conference later this week. David recently hosted the DEFRA Secretary and I really value his insight as Vice President of the NFU and a real champion for farming that is both sustainable and productive.

Good News on Inflation

Good news on inflation which is at 4%, helped by the biggest fall in food inflation for 2 years.  This is despite taxpayer support for energy bills (which reached £3,700 for the average household) being reduced.  There remain risks – however the inflation-reduction plan is working.  This is good

New Small Business Council and Help to Grow Plan

I am delighted that the Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the UK’s 5.5 million small businesses through its launch of a new Small Business Council and a new Help to Grow Plan.

Jeremy Quin Visits Cisswood Stables

 Early Friday morning I visited Cisswood Stables in Lower Beeding where the recent winner of the Welsh Grand National is stabled. A fascinating visit and very fitting since Horsham is "the town of the horse"!

Jeremy Quin Visits Innovation and Research Facility

Happily, the conditions in which reptiles are kept in homes in this country (almost all of which are born in the UK) has massively improved over the years. The work to understand how to achieve this and establish the right regulations is an effort.