Last Friday saw the MP for Hastings and Rye, Amber Rudd, open the inaugural speaking event of the newly formed Rye Business Forum.
The Rye Business Forum is a platform for local businesses and self-employed people in Rye and the surrounding villages to create inter-business links and network with like-minded people.
Amber spoke to a 70-strong crowd on issues that are affecting local businesses and residents in Rye, including business rates revaluations. Amber touched on the campaign to bring high speed rail to the constituency and set out key points from her national brief as Home Secretary.
Rebekah Gilbert commented:
"Organisers behind the event were delighted to see so many in attendance from a diverse range of businesses in and around Rye. We very much look forward to the next forum on 20th April where we will welcome speakers from the Department of International Trade, and a local media expert on using social media for business - both of which we hope will aid businesses."
“My thanks go to Rebekah and the organising committee of the Rye Business Forum for inviting me to speak at their inaugural event. Attending these events are an invaluable way to meet the owners of businesses, which are the backbone of the local economy, creating jobs, opportunities and financial security for our communities. It also provides an opportunity to discuss how we can make our area an even better place to work and invest in.
“I am pleased that the evening was a success and I look forward to attending another Rye Business Forum event in the future.”
Picture: Amber is pictured speaking to some of the attendees of the Rye Business Forum event