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Cumbria Chamber of Commerce Podcast

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Nov 29, 2017

You have to feel sorry for the Business Secretary Greg Clark. The long-awaited launch of his Industrial Strategy White Paper on Monday was upstaged by the announcement of Prince Harry’s wedding.

That hasn’t stopped us poring over the 255-page document.

Cumbria Chamber carried out a major consultation on the Industrial Strategy Green Paper, published in January, and subsequently tabled a 34-page response reflecting what Cumbrian businesses told us.

Rob Johnston, Chief Executive of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, said: “It’s pleasing to see that the Government has listened, particularly to what we said around training, the skills agenda and access to finance.

In this interview Rob discusses the Budget with business journalist Julian Whittle, the Chamber’s Business Engagement Manager.