James Palmer meets local exporter

Last week James Palmer, Conservative candidate for Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, visited Spirotech-SRD Designs in Sawtry to discuss their concerns and hopes for the future. Spirotech-SRD designs and builds bulk handling equipment which it exports across the globe. James was accompanied on his visit by local councillor, Simon Bywater.

Following the visit, James said:

"I enjoyed meeting Russel and his team. It was great to hear how they are making the most of the 'funding for export' scheme introduced by the Conservative Government.

"The Prime Minister's 'Global Britain' agenda is about backing great Cambridgeshire businesses like Spirotech and ensuring they have the support they need to thrive and take advantage of the opportunities presented by new emerging markets.

"If I'm elected next month I will do everything I can to remove any impediments to further growth, central to this will be ensuring that we get the investment we need into local road and rail infrastructure."

Commenting upon James's visit, Production Director at Spirotech-SRD, Russel Gadsby said:

“This has been a marvellous opportunity for us to discuss issues that face many businesses in the area – from road and rail infrastructure and communication to running an engineering business close to residential areas. We also talked about how the Conservatives introduced ‘funding for export’ scheme has really helped Spirotech grow by taking the pressure off financing. UK Export Finance has enabled us to move on to a different level of project size and enhanced our reputation as suppliers of robust engineering for extremely demanding commercial environments. Both James and Simon are very keen to learn what is helping and what is hindering our local economy and I’m very glad we’ve had the time to talk directly with each other.”