Thornbury and Yate MP Luke Hall has met with leading business owners and managers from South Gloucestershire to discuss plans to boost the local economy.

He attended a roundtable event in Thornbury to discuss the current national situation, as well as issues closer to home.

The event was part of the MP's Positive Plan for South Gloucestershire, designed to help bolster the local economy and grow local jobs and employment.

In attendance were representatives from local RBS branches, Astra Security, Berkley Vale Motors, Maples Community Care, and several other businesses operating in South Gloucestershire.

Luke answered questions on various topics which included promoting business, climate change policy, enhancing apprenticeships and investing in South Gloucestershire’s infrastructure.

“I was delighted to attend a Business Roundtable in Thornbury last week, and have the opportunity to discuss a number of key issues facing local businesses in our area,” said Luke, a former retail manager.

The MP continued “I want to make sure that local businesses have their voice heard, and as part of my Positive Plan for our area, will continue to back South Gloucestershire’s vibrant and diverse business community.”

Leigh Renders, Head of EU Public Affairs, said: “Along with Thornbury and Yate MP Luke Hall, NatWest relished the opportunity to bring together local firms and representatives from the bank to discuss how we can better work together so that businesses continue to thrive at a local level.”