03 JUL 2018

More Speakers for Rural Business Forum

Two more speakers have joined the team to address farmers, councillors and rural business stakeholders at a special Rural Business Forum arranged by Maidstone & The Weald MP Helen Grant.

George Eustice MP - Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Kent PCC Matthew Scott were announced as speakers last week., They will be joined by Alex Douglas, Barclays Digital Engagement Champion, who will present on fraud awareness. Blair Gulland, Chairman of Gullands solicitors will also speak on some of the legal preparations rural businesses need to consider as Brexit approaches.

The event runs from 12:30 until 3:30pm on Thursday 12th July 2018 at Kenward House, Kenward Rd, Yalding, ME18 6AH.

Entrance is free but tickets are limited so to reserve your places please contact Katy Allen at Helen Grant's office on 020 7219 7107 or katy.allen@parliament.uk.

Helen Grant said 'As the uncertainties of the Brexit process move along, the impact upon farming and the rural economy is a major issue here in Kent. Rural communities also face some unique challenges from criminal gangs and individuals and I wanted to provide an opportunity for our people to hear from those in charge and air their views and questions'.

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