James calls for support for start up tech firms

James Duddridge, Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East has asked the Minister of State for Culture, Media and Sports, Margot James MP, a question about support for tech businesses.

During today's DCMS Topical Questions James asked the Minister of State, 

"We have many bright new businesses starting up in our regional towns. What assessment has my Right Honourable Friend made of the UK's ability to support such start up tech businesses and help them grow?"

To which the Minister of State replied saying,

"We do indeed have many bright new businesses across the UK and research published a week ago by Tech Nation show that British cities such as Manchester and Cambridge have the same number of tech companies now valued at $100 million and that i think shows that we as a nation are really supporting the SMEs in their growth aspiration."

Following the session James said, 

"I am pleased to receive reassurances from he Minister of State that the United Kingdom is well placed to help start-up tech companies thrive."

"This will be welcomed news in Rochford and Southend we have a number of excellent tech firms who will undoubtedly benefit from support offered by Central Government."

To watch James' question please visit: https://goo.gl/TCAxtN