Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, has continued his work to support local businesses who are facing challenges due to the UK Government’s failure over trade barriers.

Chris Elmore recently visited local business Daniel Lambert Wines, based in Brynmenyn, who import wines from 11 countries, supply wine to over 200 independent stores and sell over 1.5 million bottles a year.  They are also responsible for the majority of wine exports to Barbados.

Due to the UK Government’s actions with trading partners they have made it much more difficult for local success stories, like Daniel Lambert Wines, to unlock their full potential. Chris Elmore has repeatedly raised his concerns in Parliament and demanded the UK Tory Government stop undermining British businesses and secure trade deals that work for all.

New paperwork imposed by the UK Government on exporters is slowing down trade and harming Ogmore’s local economy. Mr Elmore has demanded action be taken to help businesses as well as calling on the UK Tory Ministers to buy, make and sell more British goods and services at home and abroad.

Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, said:

“Ogmore is built upon thousands of fantastic businesses who lead the way in the services they provide and the products they produce to the benefit of the whole constituency.  It’s always an absolute pleasure to visit these businesses and meet with the owners. I have been working closely with many of them and heard the difficulties they are facing when trading overseas. This is a mess of the UK Government’s own making and they must fix it.

Daniel Lambert Wines is a perfect example of an Ogmore success story, selling excellent high quality wines with an international reputation that puts Ogmore on the map.  What’s more, they support other small businesses around the country by supplying wines to over 200 independent stores. But their potential is being held back by Whitehall paperwork. I’ve continually called on the UK Government to act in Parliament and will continue to do so.

The last two years have been difficult for independent businesses, and as energy bills and taxes are set to rise it’s not going to get easier.  That’s why it’s more important than ever to support local businesses and I’d encourage all constituents to think local next time they go shopping.”

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