Nus Ghani, the MP for Wealden, this morning (Monday 14 May) opened the London Stock Exchange (LSE) with a group of businesses from Wealden.
Nus is the first MP to host an event of this kind, welcoming constituency businesses from Hailsham, Uckfield, Crowborough and Mayfield to open the day’s trading.
The businesses were joined by LSE CEO Nikhil Rathi, who welcomed the Wealden entrepreneurs and shared advice and tips on how to encourage further growth of Wealden’s excellent and diverse small and medium sized businesses.
Opening the day’s trading on the stock exchange is a traditional ceremony which politicians, statesmen and businesses from around the world have taken part in. The Wealden businesses were invited to sign a book recording the opening of the exchange, recording their names alongside the likes of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and global business leaders.
Following the opening ceremony, Nus welcomed the businesses to Westminster for a tour of Parliament.
Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, said: “I was delighted to open the London Stock Exchange with so many fantastic and diverse Wealden businesses.
“Working with businesses from Hailsham, Mayfield, Crowborough and Uckfield is always a pleasure as their creativity and drive is what really makes our local economy tick.
“As an MP, I have an important role to play in facilitating support for local businesses and helping to share best practice for growth and prosperity.
“The experts on hand at the Stock Exchange were insightful and inspiring, and I’d like to thank the LSE and all our local businesses for everything they do”.
Nikhil Rathi, LSE CEO, said: “We were delighted to welcome exciting growing businesses from Wealden in East Sussex to open trading on London Stock Exchange this morning.
“London Stock Exchange Group is committed to championing access to finance for businesses across the country to fuel their growth, create high quality jobs and enable them to scale-up in the UK.”