Brighouse businessman Peter Sleigh was chosen to meet and discuss business with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.
A partner at Sleigh & Story, Chartered Certified Accountants, tax and business advisors, he was among nine business people from the region at the event organised by marketing guru Kate Hardcastle.
Peter Sleigh said “It was a pleasure to speak to Nick Clegg and to put Brighouse business on the national map.”
At the meeting in Leeds, the Deputy Prime Minister asked Mr Sleigh about the National Apprentice scheme, business in Brighouse and about the importance of Brighouse Link, which he runs with Debbie Story at Prego Restaurant.
“Mr Clegg was aware of Brighouse Link and the importance of it in encouraging local businesses to do business with each other,” he said.
“It was great to be able to update Mr Clegg that Brighouse Link has put local businesses together enabling them to do large amounts of business and that Brighouse Link also runs free workshops for businesses.
“Mr Clegg told me how important apprenticeships are to encourage young people into employment.
“I was delighted to be able to tell him that Sleigh & Story have recruited three apprentices in the last few years including our latest colleague, Nicole Bland, who started in October 2013.”
Brighouse Link is a networking and training group which is open to all business people and a similar initiative called Business Buddies has been created by Sleigh and Story and Berties in Elland.
For further information about Brighouse Link visit www.sleighandstory.co.uk or contact Peter Sleigh or Debbie Story on 01484 723783.