Ashford MP encourages local firms to recruit disabled people

Ashford employers are grouping together to support more disabled people into jobs.

The disability employment rate is now nearly 52%, up from 44% five years ago. Ashford wants to go further by hosting a Disability Confident event.

Our Man - Supporting local businesses, and my views on Brexit

There has been a distinct shift in the wind in Ashford businesses’ attitude to Brexit in recent months. At the start of this year the real fear was of a No Deal exit, and all the potential difficulties that would cause. More recently the biggest problem has been the continuing uncertainty.

Our Man - Local Elections 2019

As today (Thursday) sees local elections take place, I want to take the opportunity to pay tribute to those who are standing from all parties.

Our Man - Brexit and the M20

The delay in the Brexit departure date means that the emergency measures on the M20 can be taken off—or does it?

Our Man - Celebrating English Tourism Week 2019

As we huddle together for warmth while the April rain falls it may seem odd to be celebrating English Tourism Week, but this is a vital industry for all of us and it is good to mark the start of the season.