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Video: Norfolk’s Future50 quiz MPs and the New Anglia LEP at Question Time event

21:08 19 February 2014

The EDP Future 50 Question Time taking place in the Curve at the Forum, where local M.P

The EDP Future 50 Question Time taking place in the Curve at the Forum, where local M.P's Simon Wright, George Freeman and Chloe Smith along with Andy Wood answered wide ranging questions from the local business community. Photo: Steve Adams

The needs of small businesses were placed under the microscope tonight when promising Norfolk firms quizzed a panel of local policymakers.

The EDP Future 50 Question Time taking place in the Curve at the Forum, where local M.P's Simon Wright, George Freeman and Chloe Smith along with Andy Wood answered wide ranging questions from the local business community. Photo: Steve AdamsThe EDP Future 50 Question Time taking place in the Curve at the Forum, where local M.P's Simon Wright, George Freeman and Chloe Smith along with Andy Wood answered wide ranging questions from the local business community. Photo: Steve Adams

During a Question Time-style event at the Norwich Forum, fast-growth companies from the EDP Future50 put their views to a panel experts, which included chairman of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership Andy Wood, and regional MPs Chloe Smith, George Freeman and Simon Wright.

Hosted by EDP business publishing editor Shaun Lowthorpe, the topics ranged from access to funding for small businesses, 4G broadband coverage in Norwich, and whether a referendum on Europe is damaging to small firms.

Sponsored by NWES, Birketts, Lovewell Blake and Norwich University of the Arts, the EDP Future 50 features a crop of 50 fast-growth companies that are on course to create new jobs.

• For further coverage of the event, see the EDP Business Supplement published this Wednesday.

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  • ".....put their views to a panel experts," What exactly are a brewer, and 3 MP's experts in then ?

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