Visiting Masterspec Waterproofing in River Way, Andover Sir George met Mr Marshall with another of the Directors. Masterspec supply materials for flat roofs from their office and warehouse in Andover.
This was one of the visits organised by the Forum of Private Business. Sir George heard of the problems caused by form-filling requirements from the EU – requirements which other countries did not fulfil as conscientiously as the UK did. The company was also concerned at rising transport costs. “This small firm is doing well, and is a good example of wealth creation in Andover. People investing capital, working hard, looking after their customers and providing local jobs. We must ensure we do not lose sight of the needs of smaller companies when we debate the economy.”