Albert Goodman welcomed Taunton Deane MP, Jeremy Browne (Liberal Democrat), and prospective Liberal Democrat candidate, Rachel Gilmour, to a breakfast meeting on Friday 6 March to discuss business and economic issues affecting the Taunton Deane constituency.
Jeremy Browne and Rachel Gilmour met partners and staff at Albert Goodman’s Taunton office who have a range of specialisms, including agriculture, tax and business services and between them represented the business concerns and issues of town-based and rural and agricultural businesses – all of which form an important part of the local economy.
Discussions covered a number of areas including business rates and their sometimes crippling effect on SMEs; opportunities arising from Hinkley Point; the development of Firepool (Taunton) and M5 Motorway developments at junction 25 and 26; the agricultural and rural community; the development and retention of skills within our young people; and the roll-out of high-speed broadband.
David Griffin, Albert Goodman’s Managing, said: “As a firm that works closely with businesses across Somerset, West Dorset and further afield, we have a finger on the pulse of the local economy. As such, we were delighted to welcome Jeremy Browne and Rachel Gilmour to our offices to talk about business-related issues, and the way that government policies are working at grass roots level. We hope that the meeting provided as much value to Jeremy and Rachel as it did to the firm.”
Following the breakfast meeting both Jeremy Browne and Rachel Gilmour were given a tour of our Taunton office where they met and talked with staff.