Labour MP Bill Esterson joins the Federation of Small Business in Parliament and meets Sefton café entrepreneurs who plan to expand into Sefton Central

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Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson turned business advisor at an event for small businesses in parliament.

The MP was introduced to two sisters who run a café in Southport and who are interested in expanding into Sefton Central.
 
Mr Esterson discussed with Catherine and Sarah Tappers where they might set up a second café to compliment the successful operation of their existing café in Union Street.
 
Bill Esterson MP said: "Tappers café is doing really well in Union Street in Southport, so when I met Catherine and Sarah, they were keen
to find out where they might set up a ‘Tappers 2’ in Crosby, Formby or Maghull.
 
"We discussed a number of possible locations and the demand for a really good café.
 
"We already have some great cafes in Sefton Central but there are some areas where we could really do with a fresh start.
 
"As a former small business owner, I am always keen to help small businesses in my constituency and I was really pleased to meet Catherine and Sarah in parliament and talk to them about their plans.
 
"We need to support good local businesses and help them to expand so any advice I could give that helps is my pleasure."
 
The event was organised by the Federation of Small Business and the national chairman, John Allan, also lives in Southport.
 
John introduced Catherine and Sarah to Bill Esterson at the event.
 
Bill Esterson added: "The Federation of Business does a fine job advocating the role of small businesses and John Allan is an excellent chairman.
 
"He has lobbied me for support over the years and I enjoy the close  working relationship that I have with the FSB in Sefton.
 
"I am very glad that I was able to attend the event in parliament and wish Catherine and Sarah all the best with their plans."