FSB representatives joined the MP for Mid Norfolk in visiting a small business in the market town of Dereham to hear about its successes and challenges.
George Freeman MP, along with FSB Norfolk Chair David Howell, met representatives of Westcotec, a company that designs, manufactures and installs speed and warning signs.
Phil Hayton, Westcotec Managing Director, described some of the projects that had driven the company’s growth in recent months, and the importance of innovation in meeting customers’ needs.
He also outlined some of the big challenges that the company has had to confront, such as a complex regulatory framework. Late payments, on which the FSB has campaigned strongly over the past year, had also been an issue for the firm.
FSB Development Manager Andrew Mower, who attended the visit, said: “Westcotec provided some invaluable insights into the way that a local small business is adapting at a challenging time in order to continue its growth.