David Morris column

David Morris, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP.
David Morris, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP.

Last week I met with local business leaders who attended my first business breakfast at Lancaster and Morecambe College.

It was good to hear the views of our local business leaders and I hope to run business breakfasts more regularly in the future, particularly as it is an opportunity for Morecambe and Lunesdale business leaders to network and for companies to promote their work.

A number of sectors were represented.

If you read last week’s Visitor, you will have seen me write in this column that it was National Apprentices week.

I was pleased to round off National Apprentices Week by hosting an event arranged by the Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce at Heysham Power Station.

Representative from a number of businesses attended and it was good to meet some of the apprentices who work at the power station and at other businesses.

Thank you to all of those businesses who employ apprentices, we have some extremely talented people undertaking apprenticeships at the moment.

Some of the world’s most talented App developers met at InfoLab21 at Lancaster University last week, they were given 24 hours to design apps that would address traffic solutions.

The developers produced some great apps, including a playlist of music based on how busy the traffic is, upbeat for free flowing traffic more down beat for a traffic jam – really clever ideas based on only 24 hours development I was pleased to be one of the judges.

My good friend Col. Bob Stewart visited Morecambe Golf Club last week to host an event which was attended by some ex service personnel as well as people who are interested in politics. Prior to being elected as an MP,

Colonel Bob was in the armed forces, he served in Northern Ireland on several occasions and was the first United Nations Commander to take a Battalion to Bosnia. Col. Bob was well received, infact he told me his Auntie worked at the Morecambe Bay Holiday Camp all those years ago and that he felt coming to Morecambe was like coming home.