Supporting Local Businesses

Uxbridge and South Ruislip's businesses are the lifeblood of our communities and are vital to our economy, employing over 12.5 million people.

As your MP I am especially keen to help support small businesses. From high-tech manufacturing firms to bakers, retailers, restaurants and social enterprises, the UK is home to a record number of small businesses.

Supporting the UK’s 5.5 million small businesses is at the heart of this Government’s Industrial Strategy, and our recent appointment of Paul Uppal to the post of Small Business Commissioner will further champion the interests of small business.

Uxbridge and South Ruislip is the proud home to nearly 5,000 micro and small businesses. A figure that has increased over 55% since 2010. My constituency is bustling with business! From the Baftas to bus stops, it’s all taking place right here in Uxbridge and South Ruislip. Our local butchers, bakers, restaurants, cafes, florists, newsagents, hairdressers and pubs are the backbone of our high streets and maintain the vibrancy of this constituency. I have had the pleasure to open some of these new start-ups or renovations of others and either way, the level of investment and commitment to this part of west London is fantastic.

I am proud to have supported Uxbridge Business Improvement District from the outset and so was delighted that following extensive consultation with local businesses, the vote was overwhelmingly in favour to launch Uxbridge BID. With plans to deliver £2.5m investment over five years, I am looking forward to seeing what can be achieved by bringing together the local business community in this way.

If you would like me to visit your business or assist with an issue no matter how small please contact me here.


Boris visits local estate agent

Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip visited local estate agents, Gibbs Gillespie's newly refurbished offices in Uxbridge.

Boris shakes up small business

On Monday, Boris Johnson Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip visited local business Sblended Milkshakes.

Boris met Director Chris Seville, at his stand in intu Uxbridge, to hear all about Sblended and their unique milkshakes.

Boris opens remodelled restaurant

Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, opened the refurbished McDonald’s in intu Uxbridge on Thursday, celebrating a redevelopment and new ownership.

Boris celebrates with Las Barbers

Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip visited Las Barbers to celebrate their first year in business.


Boris Visits NEC in South Ruislip

Boris Johnson MP was delighted to pop into NEC's European HQ in South Ruislip last week for a tour and a demonstration of their Facial Recognition Technology.  While he was there he met with the management team to hear about NEC's Public Safety and Public IT Service solutions and the latest on th

Boris visits E&J Gallo HQ in Uxbridge

Following on from discussions in Parliament in December, Boris Johnson MP was delighted to pay a visit to E & J Gallo Winery’s HQ for Europe, Middle East and Africa in Uxbridge this week.

Boris visits NewPro Foundries

Last week, Boris Johnson was delighted to be able to visit NewPro Foundries in Yiewsley to see for himself the objects these astonishing sandcasters create. Sand casting, also known as sand moulded casting, is a metal casting process characterised by using sand as the mould material.

Out and About on Yiewsley High Street

Boris Johnson MP took a moment recently to pop into businesses on Yiewsley High Street to listen to retailers' views and to hear what residents had to say about matters that are important to them.