Builders merchant Jewson welcomed Shadow Minister Julia Goldsworthy, Liberal Democrat MP for Falmouth and Camborne, to its Redruth branch for a visit aimed at providing ministers with a greater understanding of the UK construction industry.
The visit is one of a number co-ordinated by the Construction Products Association for key Ministers and Shadow Ministers throughout the UK over the summer recess. The objective is for politicians to develop a greater understanding of the industry as whole.
The visit also meant Jewson’s sales & operations director, Neil Lawrence could seek for the Get Britain Building campaign, one of the biggest coalitions in the industry’s history, which aims to save hundreds of thousands of jobs in the construction sector.
He said: “We would like to see government address a number of measures to help stimulate the construction industry. The primary focus should be on stimulating demand throughout the construction sector and providing the industry with a much needed boost in order to strengthen the economy and provide job security at regional and national levels. It was interesting to meet with Julia Goldsworthy MP and discuss what is required from government if the construction industry is to continue to play a pivotal role in the UK’s economy, and I hope that much of what was discussed will be addressed sooner rather than later.”
Goldsworthy said that the campaign’s manifesto provides “some interesting food for thought on measures that could be taken to help stimulate the sector, creating and supporting jobs that will be vital to any upturn in the economy”
Simon Storer, director of communications at CPA, said: “Government’s commitment, not just to securing the future of the construction sector but to ensuring that it prospers as one of the UK’s leading industries, is paramount. The construction sector is responsible for a substantial number of jobs throughout the UK and underpins economic successes for the future. The Construction Products Association applauds the Shadow Minister’s willingness to engage with those on the front line and understand the real issues facing the construction sector at a regional and national level.