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Essex businesses celebrated in the House of Commons

PUBLISHED: 13:23 08 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:06 08 November 2018

Denise Rossiter of Essex Chamber of Commerce with the Rt Hon Priti Patel MP at Essex Chambers reception

Denise Rossiter of Essex Chamber of Commerce with the Rt Hon Priti Patel MP at Essex Chambers reception

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More than 70 businesses from across Essex joined MPs in the House of Commons for Essex Chambers’ third Parliamentary Reception.

It showcased the work of firms in the county and aimed to inform politicians of the issues affecting Essex residents and businesses.

Hosted by Witham MP Priti Patel, the event saw speeches from Chamber patrons – c2c Trenitalia, Greater Anglia, DP World London Gateway – the chairman of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, Highways England and the Chief Constable of Essex.

Denise Rossiter, chief executive of Essex Chambers of Commerce, said “It was a real pleasure to host our third reception in the House of Commons, especially as it took place on Budget Day which was even more auspicious by being the last before Brexit.

“There was a real sense of positivity and can-do amongst everyone there, which to me sums up the entrepreneurial spirit of Essex, and I was delighted so many Chamber members were able to join us.”

Ms Patel described Essex as “the county of entrepreneurs,” adding: “I will continue to facilitate engagement with ministers so the business needs of the county are communicated to the highest levels of government.”

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