Prominent FSB member Jim Cunliffe, who leads the Worthing Oracle Business meetings, invited East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Laughton for a business discussion in the Broadwater area (pictured).
The group discussed business regulation, transport and touched on exporting and Brexit matters. Tim also took the opportunity to meet Martin Searle, who has extended his FSB Development Manager role to cover all of Sussex. Martin Searle takes the reins from Ray Abrahams, who is now the Development Manager for Surrey.
Jim Cunliffe, who is the MD of FaceMedia group runs the Oracle group as an informal get-together every last Friday morning of the month for Worthing business people to share ideas, issues and information.
With support in short supply when a smaller business, the meeting is a welcome addition to the local business calendar and one FSB is happy to work alongside. The group meets in the Starbucks Coffee shop on Broadwater Street.
Tim Laughton MP updated the group on developments on the A27, prompted by Clive Soper, the South East regional Policy representative who is active on the Transport for the South East stakeholder group. The options look fairly limited and costly on a tricky piece of road infrastructure with dense residential and commercial development surrounding it.
“Day long congestion on the A27 through Worthing creates a well-known bottle-neck for local and east-west through traffic,” said Clive. “Despite the undoubted complexities, it is important we keep up pressure on Government, TFSE and the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership for change and improvement”.