Gary Morton, CEO of the Boing Boing Group and Managing Director of Central RPL, manufacturer and supplier of PVCu windows, doors and conservatories, has recently held an informal session with Harriet Baldwin MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury. The meeting was also supported by Aldermore Bank, a major funder to CentralRPL.
“I was delighted to be invited to meet with the Minister” says Gary Morton. “We shared views on how Government is attempting to help SME’s across the Midlands and throughout the UK. The Minister’s visit coincides with the release of Bank of England data, highlighting the amount lent to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises under the government’s Funding for Lending Scheme and the aim of the meeting was to discuss crucial issues around the support offered to businesses in the Midlands.
“Among the issues discussed were access to finance, how innovation can improve services for businesses and the general skills shortages we suffer from. This lead to an in-depth discussion on skilled employment levels and how best we are able to increase training and recruitment policies in the area. It was thoroughly engaging and most enjoyable. Harriet also took a keen interest in our charity work and the industry in general.”
Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Harriett Baldwin added: “I am determined to see a dynamic and competitive banking sector where challenger banks and other innovators can thrive. I will continue to champion innovation in financial services, ensuring the sector continues to meet the diverse needs of UK customers.
“It was good to meet someone as enthusiastic as Gary when discussing such matters”