For new MP Jo Churchill, opening Precision Marketing Group’s new headquarters was a welcome break from Westminster.
Opening the leading marketing services company’s Lamdin Road offices was her first business visit as Bury St Edmunds MP and only the second engagement for St Edmundsbury’s new mayor Patrick Chung.
Mrs Churchill, who has a business background, told Precision staff and clients: “I’m grateful to be back on the shop floor. I can’t describe to you the frenetic pace and feeling I’m getting nothing done that life in Westminster has been with lots of induction and getting used to new systems.”
The offices are a £2 million investment for Precision, which had backing from Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Carbon Leaders and Carbon Smart to t install 400 solar panels and LED lighting.
Managing director Matthew Caldwell-Nichols said it had been the ‘right thing to do’.He had invited Mrs Churchill to the office opening while she was canvassing at his home.
She told the gathering: “Driving business forward with grant funding through the LEP is the way business is going to progress. But it’s not just grants, it’s the hard work of the people involved.”
Cllr Chung praised Precision’s investment and creation of 20 new jobs, adding: “We can work together to make our town and you business more prosperous.”