Welcome to the second issue of e-Patrons bringing you to news of some of our larger members and other major organisations in Essex.
We now have a new Prime Minister and Cabinet, including a strong supporter of the Chambers the Rt Hon Priti Patel MP who has become Home Secretary. Already we are seeing some changes of emphasis from the Government and we hope that this will lead to some positive announcements for investment in our county’s various infrastructure projects that are awaiting Ministerial decisions such as the upgrade of the A12 and the improvement of the A120 between Braintree and Marks Tey. In the meantime our congratulations go to Priti on her new role along with a number of other MP’s from Essex.
Despite the remaining uncertainty of “Brexit” there are still good news stories coming from Chamber members. Business continues to be done and investment plans are still going forward which is encouraging. You can read about some of these in this edition.