Trade Secretary Liam Fox talks trade with Upminster's shopkeepers

This morning Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, hosted his Trade Export Hub at Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, to help local businesses identify new opportunities with international partners, specifically with regard to the export of goods and services. Following the hub event, the Secretary of State visited shopkeepers on Upminster's Station Road to talk to them about the opportunities and challenges they face in the current business climate. 

We sat down for tea with local businessman, Michael Roome, who runs Roome's Furniture & Interiors to discuss furniture manufacture, upholstery and trade in high quality fabrics, and what issues most affect the health of our high streets.