Businesses from north Blackpool had the chance to talk economics with George Osborne after their MP was asked to invite key firms to a reception.
Paul Maynard invited David Carter from Scanlite, Marcus Addison from Addisons and Mike Smith and Ray Kilgour from Kilgour Aerospace Group to Number 11 Downing Street to meet the Chancellor.
Paul Maynard said: “I am hugely proud of companies such as Scanlite, Addisons and Kilgour that produce world class products which are used here and abroad.
“They are well run, successful businesses that are at the cutting edge of technology, creating jobs and security while constantly investing in innovation, and supporting the training and education of our young people who then acquire the skills needed to work in these industries.”
Marcus Addison said he welcomed the Government’s initiatives to support the development and sustainability of the manufacturing and engineering sectors.
He said: “The Chancellor showed real enthusiasm and interest in my company and challenges we are facing. In the past 12 months both the Prime Minister and the Chancellor have visited my company.
“The Prime Minister took time out of his busy schedule to officially open our brand new precision machining facility and the Chancellor performed the officially opening ceremony to one of our completed engineering projects.
“The impact of these ministerial visits to Addison have created a huge boost to the profile of our company and the effects and benefits are still being realised today, by helping attract new customers to the business, such as Rolls Royce amongst others. “
David Carter, from Scanlite, said: “It was a great honour for Alison and myself to be invited to the Northern Powerhouse Reception at Number 11 where we were able to put forward our long term economic plans for the growth of the company along with the new products being developed both for the home and export markets here in Blackpool.”
Mike Smith from Kilgour said:“As Aerospace makes up around three per cent of UK GDP, we are very valuable to the national and the region which Paul Maynard MP, represents.
“Kilgour Aerospace Group had the privilege of visiting The House and Number 11 and meeting the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in recognition of our region being the fast growing in the UK in terms of GDP.
“Businesses like us need a long term economic plan to support our investment and give security to our end users which operate on a global footprint.”