Cheltenhan independent builders merchant George Bence & Sons played host to another George last week when the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne, visited the company’s branch in Cheltenham with the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Alex Chalk.
Managing director Paul Bence said: “We were honoured to have the Chancellor tour our business so close to the Election, and take time to have a conversation with us, in which we discussed our company’s heritage and how we have grown as a business.
“I believe low interest rates and low inflation have stimulated increased purchasing from our client base. We have successfully tapped into the government-backed GrowthAccelerator programme to help develop our senior management team and provide strategies in key areas of the business. We have funded new vehicle acquisitions at discounted rates via the Funding for Lending Scheme, and have enjoyed the benefits of the increased Annual Investment Allowance on these purchases.”
Osborne discussed the upcoming Election and how his party is setting out its policies to further boost small businesses. He also spent time mixing blue paint and operated a crane to carefully place some products on the bed of a vehicle ready for a delivery.