Maria Caulfield, Member of Parliament for Lewes, attended the Local Skills Champions reception at 10 Downing Street, hosted by Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Gillian Keegan MP.
Maria nominated local Sussex business, KSD Support Services, to attend the event to meet with the Secretary of State who was recognising leaders in education, skills and apprenticeships. KSD have a long history of taking on local apprentices and Max Prodger from Newhaven also attended as an apprentice electrician working for KSD.
KSD Support Services Ltd is one of the fastest growing Building Maintenance and fit out companies in the UK and they are big advocates of supporting apprenticeships and help young people in Sussex to skill up and get into the workplace.
Maria Caulfield MP said
“I was very pleased to be able to bring Ned and Max up to Downing Street to meet with the Secretary of State, I have always been a champion of apprenticeships and I was glad that the Secretary of State was able to recognise their importance at this reception”
Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Gillian Keegan MP said:
“Maria is a huge champion for skills in her constituency of Lewes. It was fantastic to celebrate the brilliant work going on across the country to develop the skills our local communities need to grow the economy. It was wonderful to meet providers, businesses and those doing T Levels and apprenticeships at Downing Street.”