Re-launch of Liss Connected

Damian joined members of the Liss Connected networking group at their re-launch event today, and the discussion covered employment, Brexit, growth sectors in the Hampshire economy, and business opportunities locally and beyond.

WWF Picture England Exhibition

Damian was delighted to visit the World Wildlife Fund Picture England exhibition last week and see artwork inspired by the Meon Valley Fly Fishery; a beautiful spot in East Hampshire chosen by the WWF to symbolise the type of landscape that action against climate change aims to protect.

A visit to Hattingley Valley Wines

Damian visited Hattingley Valley Wines today, one of England's leading wine producers, based here in East Hampshire.

Their Blanc de Blancs 2011 Magnum was named World Champion by style at the recent Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships.

Employment data continues to break records

Damian welcomes the latest figures published this week by the Office of National Statistics which shows the rate of unemployment is now at its lowest level since 1975 - at 4.3%, with a record 32.14 million people in work.

Damian, who is also Minister for Employment, said:

Damian supports Organ Donation Week

Damian is delighted to support Organ Donation Week and the work being done by the NHS and charities, such as Alton-based charity Kidney Care UK, to encourage people to talk about organ donation with their relatives and friends.

Plenty of options ahead for students

Damian writes a regular column in the Petersfield Post and this latest one discusses the options facing students receiving their exam results this summer:


Petersfield: an 'awesome' town

Damian writes a regular column in the Petersfield Post, and below is a a copy of the column published today:


Dog's Trust shop opens in Petersfield

Damian was delighted to be at the opening of the Dog's Trust's new Petersfield charity shop today, and to meet staff and volunteers from the organisation.

The shop is located along the High Street, just next door to the Petersfield Post office.

New £10 note features Jane Austen

Damian joined the Bank of England’s Chief Cashier, Victoria Cleland, in Parliament this week to see the new £10 note featuring local and world-renowned author Jane Austen.