Apprentice star Lord Alan Sugar has met with Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis today to discuss Barnsley's economy.
Dan chaired the backbench Business, Innovation and Skills Committee alongside Lord Sugar and asked the multi-millionaire a series of questions about skills, profile, infrastructure and workforce in Barnsley.
Dan said: "Lord Sugar is one of the truly great British success stories. He has decades of first class business experience and expertise which I hope to harness and use as we look to build the next chapter in Barnsley’s history. Lord Sugar grew up on the streets of Clapton which are not too dissimilar to those our kids in Barnsley are growing up on now. He wasn't from a well-off family but through sheer determination and hard work, he has built a multi-million pound business. Lord Sugar is a great example to our kids and my hope is that the example he sets will encourage as many of our children as possible, to go on and achieve their full potential.”
We will try to get Lord Sugar's answers about Barnsley as soon as possible.