Business community representatives gathered in Bexhill to meet MP Huw Merriman and discuss the opportunities and challenges for the area.
Twenty-five people attended the Business Breakfast with business owners and managers joining representatives from Sussex Chamber of Commerce, the council and Barclays, who hosted the event.
Mr Merriman talked about his view of the current situation in Bexhill and his optimism about the town’s economy.
“I hope that those attended were reassured that my focus remains on delivering the local infrastructure which businesses need to deliver economic growth,” he said.
“I also hope that there was reassurance that our government will not make knee-jerk reactions but will sensibly negotiate a better deal for Britain in the EU.
“I am optimistic that we can do so.”
Barclays’ corporate relationship director Peter Mills said: “This event was a great opportunity to bring together business managers and other representatives from the area for a really positive and practical discussion.
“Our customers are doing well with a strong desire to expand and real increases in business revenue, and there is still a feeling of confidence in the area.”
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