Local MP Caroline Dinenage today welcomed the Minister for the Portsmouth area to the Daedalus Enterprise Zone in her Gosport constituency.

During the visit, the Minister was given a tour of the site and looked around the new CEMAST centre where he watched practical demonstrations and spoke to students and apprentices about their experiences at the College. He also visited Aerotech Solent Limited and attended a meeting with Caroline and key stakeholders from the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership.

Speaking after the visit, Caroline said:

"It was fantastic to welcome Matt Hancock to the Daedalus Enterprise Zone and to show him just a few of the exciting projects which are underway at the site.

He was very impressed by the cutting edge facilities at CEMAST as well as the aircraft at Aerotech and we had an extremely productive meeting to discuss the future of the site and what needs to be done to ensure that it reaches its full potential."

Since becoming elected, Caroline has remained committed to boosting economic growth in her area. She was instrumental in securing Enterprise Zone status for the former disused airfield at Daedalus and has been part of a number of successful Regional Growth Fund bids across the area including theĀ 

'Bridging the Gap' fund for small and medium businesses.