‘Inspiring’ firms get MP’s seal of approval

Andrea Leadsom, MP for South Northants
Andrea Leadsom, MP for South Northants

Andrea Leadsom has hailed two ‘exceptionally important’ firms after they made a list of the most inspirational companies across the UK.

The South Northants MP personally congratulated the two booming businesses when they were selected for the London Stock Exchange’s 1000 companies to Inspire Britain report.

St Matthews Healthcare and Staysure.co.uk feature in the 2015 edition of the annual publication, which celebrates the UK’s most dynamic and fastest-growing small and medium sized businesses.

Mrs Leadsom said: “I am delighted to see our local businesses being recognised on a national level – it’s great that the entrepreneurial spirit is flourishing in South Northants. Small businesses play a vital role in our economy and in local communities, supporting innovation, jobs and growth. I hope other companies in the local area will be inspired by the success of these home-grown firms.”

As well as identifying the 1000 companies, the report also examines in detail the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs and looks at the sectors and trends that will shape the future of the UK economy.

Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group, said: “There are more than four million SMEs in the UK and their success is inextricably linked to the success of the UK economy. Our landmark report profiles the most exciting and promising of these SMEs, which are of exceptional importance to UK economic growth and job creation. We need to ensure that the best start-ups have the environment and the support they need to scale up and make the transition from million-pound-starlets to billion-pound superstars.”’MP hails