Oliver Margry, Director of Himalayan Footsteps, met local business leaders at an event organised by the SCDI.

The Rt Hon Ken Clarke MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, was good enough to give an hour of his time to tell us about his party’s plans after the impending election, he also took questions from the audience.

Oliver contributed the following question to the discussions, “I, like other businesses here, am concerned that the tax rises after the election coupled with more unemployment to come from the public and private sector will make it difficult for businesses to hold on to employees and create jobs, would you agree that policy needs to focus on this and the motivation of pupils and school leavers.” Mr Clarke gave the best answer he could, as a politician.

Other people we had constructive talks with were representatives of Visit Scotland and members of the trade delegation to Delhi’s 2010 Commonwealth Games. It was also nice to meet other local Morningside businesses such as, Houseproud and Toys Galore.

 

 

Ken Clarke (left) with David Cameron (right)

Ken Clarke (left) with David Cameron (right)

 

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