Branch News
September 30, 2013

MKM Alnwick Hosts Cabinet Minister Visit

Business leaders and MPs converged at our Alnwick branch recently to hear Conservative Party Chairman, Grant Shapps MP, praising the benefits of the Help to Buy Scheme which aims to encourage people back on the property ladder whilst seeing real benefits to the construction industry.

Mr Shapps said the landmark initiative would encourage house builders to ramp up construction further and that would be felt throughout the industry’s supply chain. David Kilburn added:  “Hosting a visit from a Cabinet Minister is always very useful because it gives local business people the chance to quiz them and put their views across. Help to Buy has certainly had an impact on our bottom line. We are pleased the government is giving the building industry the support it needs and welcome the second phase of the scheme.”

The scheme will further bolster activity across the struggling housing market and incentivise builders to develop new residential sites. Mr Shapps commented: “The effects of the scheme are now being felt throughout the industry, meaning it makes better financial sense for house builders to increase their production rates and address the country’s housing shortage. By doing this, contractors and suppliers like MKM will feel real benefits as money starts to flow through the wider industry.”