CBI chief John Cridland praises Bracknell technology firm
Published: 14 Sep 2013 09:300 comments
John Cridland, director-general of the CBI (Confederation of British Industry), visited Redwood Technology’s base, in Eastern Road, Bracknell, last Thursday.
The CBI is a business lobbying organisation, working closely with organisations of all sizes.
Mr Cridland said: “We’ve been banging the drum for small and medium-sized businesses and the important role this forgotten army will play in the UK’s economic recovery. Companies like Redwood Technologies have a really important role to play in driving growth and I was delighted to see their offices buzzing with apprenticeships and graduates.”
Accompanying him on his trip were the CBI’s Steve Rankin, regional director for the Thames Valley, and David Mullen, its chief of staff.
During the visit, Mr Cridland spoke to the bosses at Redwood – which specialises in communications technology – on the importance of small and medium sized businesses, and growth in the UK economy.
Harry Samuel, senior marketing manager at Redwood, said: “It went very well, I think everybody found it quite useful and interesting. He had a look around the building and discussed a variety of topics.”
Meanwhile, Redwood Technologies has showed its support for local good causes.
The company is making big donations to charities this month from its ‘philantrophic budget’.Last Wednesday, it gave £10,000 to Berkshire Community Foundation, boosted by a further
£5,000 from the Government’s Community First programme
The money will be distributed by the foundation to support Berkshire charities.
Redwood will be donating a further £10,000 to the Red Cross – with whom the company has a long-standing relationship – on Thursday, September 19.