I arrived at a Center Parcs meeting at the Rufus Centre in Flitwick last night, in time to pin down Directors on matters such as recruitment, particularly for local construction workers.
Earlier this week I met with Mid Beds light hauliers who attended a protest at the House of Commons - many are beginning to find it difficult as the credit crunch begins to bite and the housing market slows down.
One particular family who came to see me, run a small light haulage business in Mid Beds, of which 7 members of 3 families are employed.
The government's proposals on Vehicle Excise Duty and rising taxation have all but sent this family to the wall financially - it is a common story.
I am going to work with Center Parcs whilst they are drawing up their recruitment plan, to ensure that as many local tradesman and businesses, particularly small family firms, benefit.
If you are a constituent and run a business which you think could provide a service to Center Parcs during the establishment and construction phase, or when it is up and running, and you wish to register an interest, shortly we will be posting the details as to where to apply.
Or alternatively, please feel free to email my office and we will hand your details over personally.