I led two extensive delegations to meet government ministers and local company representatives from REHAU. It was a cross party delegation which included the university and also specialists on the regional economy. We met both the secretary of state for BEIS (Business Energy and Industrial Strategy) Greg Clark, secretary of state for Wales, Alun Cairns. Also present were ministers of state, MPs and officials to focus on the Anglesey and north Wales economy. On the agenda were the suspension of Wylfa Newydd and the possibility of enhancing projects identified in the north Wales growth deal and sector deals in the UK Governments industrial strategy. It was important to present a united approach from Anglesey with local and Assembly politicians and myself as the MP working with local, Welsh and UK governments. Greg Clark agreed to visit the Island and work with us to enhance the economy.
In Parliament I attended the ‘Celebration of the Hospitality, Food & Drink Industry in Wales’ an event hosted by Hospitality Cymru at the Wales All Party Parliamentary Group. Our Welsh brand is growing across the UK and the globe and I have promoted Anglesey and Wales to be the forefront of this growing and important industry. There is no better ambassadors than Anglesey based Halen Mon, and I was delighted to host the founders Alison and David Lea Wilson on the day they both received their MBE’s as a major recognition for their work in enhancing the food business in Wales. Well done to Alison and David for their leadership, and the whole industry here in Wales and I will continue to work with them all to promote Anglesey and Welsh produce – the best produce in the world.