Labour leader Ed Miliband has done some business with Doncaster’s chamber of trade.
The Doncaster North MP met with business owners at the headquarters of Pennine Stone, in Carcroft, for a forum organised by Doncaster Chamber.
The meeting came days after Mr Miliband’s announcement of plans to cut business rates for the 1.5 million small businesses across the country.
In his speech to Labour’s conference in Brighton, Mr Miliband said he wants growth in the UK economy to benefit ‘hard-working families’ including small business owners, and not just the ‘privileged few’.
After the forum, he said: “There are hundreds of small and medium-sized enterprises here in Doncaster and I wanted to hear their views, not just on my proposals but how they are dealing with the current economic climate.”
Dan Fell, deputy CEO of Doncaster Chamber, said: “We were delighted to facilitate a meeting with Ed Miliband MP and a group of North Doncaster SMEs.
“The session provided an opportunity for local businesses to articulate their views concerns about key business policy issues and the levers Government should be pulling to kick start growth.
“Key topics included the skills agenda and the work readiness of young people.”