Ed Miliband Visits Lancashire Headquarters
Ed Miliband, a Labour leader, visited Daisy Group plc, a unified communications provider on Friday November 4, 2011.
According to a press release, Miliband was invited to the company during a whistle stop tour of the North West, during which he attended the Labour Regional Conference in Blackpool.
He was welcomed to Daisy by founder and Chief Executive Officer Matthew Riley, who came into the limelight for his stint as an interviewer on Sir Alan Sugar's The Apprentice.
Miliband addressed the firm's 1,500 employees and took a variety of questions from the floor during a Q&A session attended by staff as well as members of a regional networking association, Downtown in Business.
Riley commented, "We were happy to welcome Mr. Miliband to Daisy and be given the opportunity to involve staff in his visit to the North West. In these testing economic times, it was good to be able discuss some of the issues facing people both in business and in everyday life."
Much of the discussion was focused on growth in the economy, and Miliband faced questions about young people, education and unemployment.
He praised Daisy for the work it did to train its staff, and said, "I think it's the kind of business practice that we're seeing here that we actually need to see in other parts of our economy… We know we have to create long term wealth and the way we do that is by valuing the people in a company - that is the most important element."
Riley has welcomed the RGF, worth GBP 1.4bn in all, and said that his firm would have benefited from similar financial help when it was established from his garage ten years ago.
Daisy Group offers unified communications across a product portfolio including phone lines for businesses, data, mobile, systems, maintenance and voice, offering an end to end solution for all business communications needs.
Mandira Srivastava is a unified communications contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Rich Steeves