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Winchester Hailed as ‘Great Place to do Business’ by Chancellor

February 19, 2013 by admin

Chancellor George Osborne has delighted Winchester council chiefs by stating that Winchester ‘is a great place to do business’ during a meeting at 11 Downing Street.

Further to this George Osborne commented, ‘I think the council understands that Winchester’s future is about encouraging companies to invest, to create jobs and to foster innovation and skills.’

The meeting took place this week with deputy leader of Winchester council Councillor Rob Humby. Humby was also joined by arts development manager Alison Woods and assistant director for economic prosperity Eloise Appleby.

Cllr Humby said, ‘We are proud that George Osborne described Winchester as an exciting local council which understands the needs of local businesses. Winchester City Council is aiming to put business first in the coming years.’

‘The District is performing well in these difficult times, but we will not rest on our laurels. We don’t simply want to be the place where people come once for planning permission, a parking permit or a premises licence: we want to be a supportive partner throughout the life cycle of their business.’

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