As part of a wider Nottingham tour today (16th May 2017), the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Boris Johnson MP paid a visit to just one business – RH Commercial Vehicles.
With the general election drawing closer, Boris Johnson took time out of his busy schedule to visit Nottingham for the second time this year and tour RHCV’s site on Lenton Lane, meeting various members of staff and technicians at the firm.
Mr Johnson – who was one of the key senior ministers leading the Brexit campaign team – also had the opportunity to once again speak with RHCV’s Managing Director Nigel Baxter, who was vocal as a key Leave campaigner across the East Midlands during Brexit, in his capacity as East Midlands Business for Britain Chairman.
This was the second political visit for the firm in 12 months who currently employs 54 members in Nottingham. Last year, RHCV welcomed the new Transport Minister Chris Grayling, as part of the Brexit campaign.
Nigel commented: “We are honoured that one of the key ministers in Theresa May’s team was able to take the time to visit RHCV today. It was a great opportunity for Mr Johnson to meet various members of the team and speak to them about key topics that could affect them.
“With the election around the corner, it’s important that SMEs and medium-sized businesses have a voice and visits like this are important in achieving this. From a suitable trade deal after Brexit to higher wages and better job aspects, the results from the general election will be pivotal for businesses and their employees.”