MP congratulates Hitchin on record number of new businesses

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By JulieGK | Friday, January 25, 2013, 11:38

MP Peter Lilley has welcomed news that Hitchin saw a record number of new businesses start up at the end of last year.

Some 179 new companies were formed during that the third quarter of 2012, an unprecedented figure that also gave rise to a record level of net company growth over the same period, with the company register increasing by 117.

Following the Duport Business Confidence Report for Hitchin, Mr Lilley said: "I am delighted to see so many new businesses appearing in Hitchin. These figures are symptomatic of the resilience and enterprise of this area in a harsh economic climate."

"I hope to see this trend continuing as the levels of business confidence in this area continue to grow.

"It is important that we simultaneously work to protect the character and environment of this area, whilst not impeding the growth of business, on which the jobs and incomes of local people depend."

A copy of the report can be viewed here.



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