POLLY Billington, Labour’s candidate to fight Thurrock at the next General Election, is the latest to sign as an Essex FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) Real-Life Entrepreneur Champion.
Essex FSB spokesman for Thurrock, Steve Dickinson, said: “Essex FSB is delighted that Polly Billington has agreed to become a Real Life Entrepreneur Champion as it is important that senior local politicians understand the needs of local businesses and Polly, as a close ally of the Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, is in an ideal position to brief him on the challenges facing small businesses.
“In her role as Real-Life Entrepreneur Champion she is committing to:
Listen to the concerns of Real Life Entrepreneurs and champion their cause
Represent the interests of Real Life Entrepreneurs on a national and local level
Recognise the many thousands of hardworking entrepreneurs that support the UK economy
Support the FSB in its endeavours to get the best deal for Real Life Entrepreneurs.
“We look forward to working with her to achieve these objectives to support the 68,000 small businesses in the county.”
“I am also keen to continue to visit local firms as I fully recognise the important role that SMEs have in revitalising the UK economy.
“Essex FSB has a well deserved reputation for the tenacity of its support for small businesses in the county and we are working together on some very successful campaigns which are bringing benefits for local business people across Thurrock.
“I am pleased to again publicly demonstrate my commitment to the entrepreneurs who create economic wealth and jobs in our county by becoming a Real Life Entrepreneur Champion for Essex FSB.”