Caroline has drawn on her own experience of running a successful local business to support economic growth, and has forged a reputation for championing SMEs, UK industry, and skills training in Parliament. As a previous member of the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee, she brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.
In 2013, Caroline was appointed Small Business Ambassador for the South by the Prime Minister, becoming part of a team of MPs hearing from business owners about how changes to government legislation could help them to flourish; this information helped to inform the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Bill announced in the Queen's Speech in 2014.
Caroline showed her commitment to supporting the manufacturing industry as Vice Chair of the Parliamentary Group for manufacturing. In this role, she worked hard to ensure that we put growth, innovation and high-end skills training at the heart of Government policy.