Our Managing Director was chosen to meet the Chancellor of the Exchequer as a representative of small businesses in the South West earlier this month.
Alistair Gleave MD of Gleave Media joined two other local business champions at a 2-hour champagne reception held at 11 Downing Street, after being nominated by Newton Abbot MP Anne Marie Morris, the Conservative Small Business Ambassador for the South West.
He said: “It was a great honour to be chosen to represent small businesses in the south west region and to listen to George Osborne talk about his own experiences growing up as the son of two small business owners.”
The Chancellor, whose mother ran a catering company whilst his father ran a textile business, also outlined Government support for small businesses, referring to them as the ‘engine room’ of the economy.
During the reception Mr Gleave and his wife, Penelope met other small business champions from the south of the country to swap experiences.
“It is the aim of Gleave Media to help other small Devon businesses grow and achieve great things, so it was a real bonus to receive recognition for myself as well as get a glimpse inside the power house that is No 11,” he added.