Wealden MP Nus Ghani has visited Ashdown Audio Visual, an audio visual design, supply and installation company based on the Bellbrook Industrial Estate in Uckfield.

Ashdown AV provide services across East Sussex and the South East of England to a wide range of customers, including schools, businesses, individuals, charities and universities, employing almost a dozen local people.

They also provided the lighting for the recent Uckfield Business Awards 2018, at which Nus Ghani presented an award for Best Businesswoman of the Year.

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, said: “It was great to visit a local, family-run business like Ashdown AV to chat with the team there about what I can do to help our SMEs thrive in Wealden.

“Our local businesses are the backbone of the local economy, and Ashdown AV are a great example of highly skilled Wealden businesses making a name for themselves across the entire South East.

“As a Minister in the Department for Transport, I have been working closely on the Year of Engineering project, aiming to get more young men and women to consider engineering as a career path, and I was delighted that the team at Ashdown AV shared their experiences with apprenticeships and getting the next generation involved.

“I will continue to push to get more East Sussex students into engineering as I visit schools all over Wealden, backing local businesses to hire local people.”