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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian seeks meeting with Shepherd Group after closure announcement for Portastor of Huntington

Julian seeks meeting with Shepherd Group after closure announcement for Portastor of Huntington

I have today contacted local business the Shepherd Group, Portastor’s parent company, to request a meeting on the planned closure of this firm, so I can receive a detailed update on what this means for Portastor employees, and see if there is anything I can do to assist them at this difficult time. Portastor currently

Julian raises York youth mental health services in Parliament

Yesterday, Julian spoke about the importance of keeping waiting times for York’s youth mental...

York Press column – Action on climate change

No one following the news recently can have missed the growing prominence of climate...

Julian meets Minister for Children and Families to highlight Special Educational Needs pressures in York

Last week, Julian met with the Minister for Children and Families, Nadhim Zahawi MP,...

Julian welcomes National Family Business Show to York

May 13, 2019

Last week Julian was invited to open the inaugural National Family Business Show at York Racecourse, organised by the sector’s representative body Family Business United.

The event brought together 240 delegates and 50 exhibitors to share experiences and advice on running a family business, a sector that is an important part of the local economy of York and North Yorkshire.

After opening the show, Julian said: Family businesses play a vital role in our economy, and in the everyday life of communities up and down the country.  From my own experience in a family farming business, I well know the unique benefits and challenges they involve, and am delighted to support the National Family Business Show taking place here in York.” 

In a modern economy that can often feel impersonal and complex, family enterprises provide a human focus and attention to quality which other businesses struggle to match, benefiting both consumers and employees. Family-run enterprises are rooted in their areas, and serve customers with pride and care.  It is in everyone’s interests to see them thrive in York and across the country