Kent Science Park to host Q&A with MP Gordon Henderson


Kent Science Park to host Q&A with MP Gordon Henderson

gordonhenderson1On June 20th, Gordon Henderson, MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, will be taking part in a question and answer session with local businesses at Kent Science Park (KSP). The Q&A is designed for all business owners in the local community to put forward any questions they might have for Mr. Henderson.

June’s debate is an open Q&A, where attendees will be able to ask Mr. Henderson about anything affecting their businesses. Topics discussed during previous panels include apprenticeships, business rates and the barriers to small business growth.

The Q&A will be followed by a short presentation from Jumpstart – one of the UK’s leading technical tax relief specialists. This will give delegates an opportunity to learn about how to access tax credits, and the grants and support available for SMEs locally. Associate Business Editor of the KM Group, Trevor Sturgess, will also be chairing the event.

Gordon Henderson discussed what he sees as the benefits of the question and answer sessions at Kent Science Park, “By regularly taking part in Q&As like these I can appreciate fully what matters to businesses in the borough, where they think the government is letting them down and any ideas they have to improve the systems already in place. For businesses in attendance, the Q&As are the perfect opportunity to receive honest answers to burning questions. This is an incredibly exciting time for Sittingbourne and Sheppey and there will be plenty to discuss at June’s debate.”

James Speck, Site Director at Kent Science Park, added, “KSP is a major hub for business in the South East, so it is important that we create opportunities for our tenants and the wider business community to have their say in a comfortable environment. The

Q&As with Gordon Henderson are highly regarded and a number of the issues raised in previous sessions have been addressed in parliament. The Jumpstart presentation is enormously important to all types of businesses that develop their own products. Many companies are already reaping the benefits, especially on KSP, so I really urge people to attend. ”

The Q&A session is held from 08:30 – 10:30 on Friday 20th June and includes a hot breakfast. All local business owners are invited to attend the event free of charge, but places are limited, so please register in advance.

Places can be booked by visiting www.kentsciencepark.com/media/events.

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