Heather Wheeler, MP for South Derbyshire, has praised the entrepreneurial spirit of staircase manufacturer TwoTwenty during a visit to the company’s headquarters this week.

Mrs Wheeler MP toured TwoTwenty’s Derbyshire-based factory and congratulated members of staff on the firm’s recent award wins and continued business growth.

During her visit, Mrs Wheeler MP praised TwoTwenty for its ambitious growth and development plans despite the uncertain economic climate.

Ali Wright, TwoTwenty’s founder and director, said: “Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, we’ve seen a significant increase in demand for our staircases in recent months. As a result, we’re investing in every part of the business to make sure we can meet that demand.”

Echoing comments made by Prime Minister Theresa May earlier this year, Mrs Wheeler reaffirmed the government’s commitment to helping small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) prosper in a post-Brexit Britain.

Mrs Wheeler said: “At her roundtable meeting in August this year, the Prime Minister made it clear that the growth of the UK economy is very much in the hands of our SMEs.

“I’m proud to represent a constituency where local small businesses are leading the way to a stronger, healthier economy. TwoTwenty is a shining example of a firm that has rolled up its sleeves and worked hard to deliver substantial growth.”

TwoTwenty’s success was recognised at national and local level this year. The company won the Process Efficiency award at the British Woodworking Federation while, at the Burton Mail Business Awards, TwoTwenty scooped the Overall Business of the Year award.