Secretary of State visits Butlers


The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education and Caroline Johnson, the recently elected Member of Parliament for Sleaford and North Hykeham, visited Butlers on 28th November.  Following on from her predecessor Nicky Morgan MP’s interest in apprenticeships and visit to the East Midlands regional office in December 2014 where Kate Cook represented Butlers, the present Secretary of State was particularly interested in speaking to electricians and apprentices at Butlers about their experiences of apprenticeships and views of the current system.  Managing Director, Matt Cook and Company Secretary, Kate Cook talked to the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP at length about how essential apprenticeships are to their business.

Of the visit, Kate said “It was a real honour to welcome Justine Greening to our company and she spent a considerable amount of time talking to us all about the apprenticeship system, which she clearly rated highly and had an excellent knowledge of.  She is also very keen to make vocational training more of a priority in schools, to help bridge the gap between school and industry. “

Kate Cook also met Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy a few days later when he visited Sleaford.  Kate spoke to the Secretary of State about barriers to business growth and talked about some of the other businesses in the area and the different challenges they face.

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Photo (from left to right) – Caroline Johnson MP for Sleaford & North Hykeham; Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education; Matt Cook, Managing Director of Butlers; Kate Cook, Company Secretary of Butlers.