Time to act on business boost for city – MP

Dame Rosie Winterton addresses the Chamber eventDame Rosie Winterton addresses the Chamber event
Dame Rosie Winterton addresses the Chamber event
AN MP on a mission to make Doncaster “one of the most business-friendly cities in the UK” joined a roundtable event to discuss opportunities and challenges facing employers and entrepreneurs.

Dame Rosie Winterton, MP for Doncaster Central, met with business leaders at the event organised by Doncaster Chamber of Commerce to share concerns, identify opportunities and highlight what should be at the top of her priority list.

Dan Fell, chief executive of Doncaster Chamber, said: ““Among other things, the discussion spanned themes like the availability of net-zero support, A.I. and its ever-evolving suite of capabilities, how we can more effectively attract and retain talent in Doncaster; and various issues related to planning, housing and development.”

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He added: “We have previously said that — following on from all of the setbacks of recent months — Doncaster urgently needs to get back to its winning ways and that now is the time for coming up with fresh ideas.

“I believe that we were able to do just that at this roundtable and that we have come away with some exciting homework that will hopefully put us on a trajectory towards a more prosperous future.”

Dame Rosie Winterton said: “It is my ambition to make Doncaster one of the most business-friendly cities in the UK.

“Making sure that we are listening attentively to the voices of local employers and entrepreneurs — so that we can learn what matters most to them — is therefore of the utmost importance. After all, they are the ones who have the answers, insights and solutions that we need.

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“It was a real privilege to attend this roundtable and to have the opportunity to engage with such incredible businesses from across my constituency.

“Lots of great ideas were generated here about what more we can be doing to support businesses, to attract them into the area, and to ultimately give Doncaster the brightest possible future. Now we must act on them.”

The event was part of an ongoing series of roundtable discussions oragnised by the Chamber.

Ed Miliband and Nick Fletcher — the MPs for Doncaster North and Don Valley respectively — also participated in sessions earlier this year.