Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business has visited Sheppys Cider as part of a ministerial West Country visit. Jeremy Browne MP and his potential successor Rachel Gilmour were also in the visit, hosted by co-owner Louisa Sheppy.
“We were delighted to show Rachel Gilmour and Dr Cable around Sheppy’s Cider,” said Louisa, as the party met to discuss the rural economy in Somerset.
Rachel Gilmour said “I was pleased to take Vince to visit such an iconic local business. Farming and breweries contribute tremendously to our local economy and we have to work with everyone in these industries to ensure they continue to prosper.
“As the first woman on the Board of the National Farmer’s Union, I have an intrinsic understanding of the farming industry and I will continue to support local farmers with their work.”
During the visit, Rachel raised her concerns with the Business Secretary over the delays experienced by Wellington residents as a consequence of BT’s slowness to connect the internet for them. Rachel, who was bought up in Wellington, is not letting the matter drop.