The chairman of a Blackpool born supermarket chain represented Lancashire’s Local Enterprise Partnership when he met the Prime Minister on Tuesday.
Edwin Booth, who is also the chairman of the Booths supermarket chain, which opened it’s first store The China House, in the resort 160 years ago, attended a reception at Downing Street along with Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles.
David Cameron praised the work of Lancahire’s Local Enterprise Partnership is doing to transform the economy and encouraged them to go further to deliver long lasting growth.
The successful partnership, amde up of representatives from the private and public sectors, is one of 35 Local Enterprise Partnerships praised nationally.
Eric Pickles said: “Local Enterprise Partnerships are driving growth across the country with energy and imagination.
“This Government made sure local leaders can now make use of £2 billion a year to support new businesses, create new jobs and thriving communities, and make Britain a great place to do business.”