With the Olympic Torch en route to the county, Trade and Investment Minister Lord Green was in Northamptonshire during the week to highlight the economic benefits of the London 2012 Games.
He also met and congratulated staff from Corby’s Cambridge Manufacturing and RS Components, who both scooped Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, earlier this year, an accolade which highlights outstanding business achievements.
He said: “I’m delighted to have met some of the local winners of the Queen’s Awards.
“It is a fantastic achievement and hope it leads to even more international trade for all the Northamptonshire winners.
“Overseas sales are vital in helping our economy recover and key to the Government’s Plan for Growth.
“Turning the UK’s trade deficit around is not going to happen overnight, it’s going to take years - it’s a marathon, not a sprint - but it’s a marathon we can complete.
“And Northamptonshire has an unprecedented chance to showcase its business abilities on the world stage, as a place to source and invest in innovative products and services.”
The Government has recently unveiled its business programme for the Games, which is expected to give a boost to the tune of £1 billion to the country’s coffers.
Lord Green met with Keith Rice from RS Components and Eileen Skinner of Cambridge Manufacturing.
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