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Downing Street business leader unveils the key issues local firms face in run up to General Election - in Smethwick

A Downing Street business is hoping for a decrease in energy costs and interest rates to stay competitive in the market.

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The managing director of a business in the West Midlands own Downing Street has detailed what he wants from the throne-holding or soon-to-be elected government.

MiGlass, an award-winning almost century-old firm based in Downing Street, Smethwick, operates 41 doors away from Number 10.

MiGlass operates at number 51 Downing Street, Smethwick

It has been open since 1936 and currently employs 50 dedicated workers.

Its managing director, Alan Taylor, 54, who is also the chair of the Sandwell Business Ambassadors and the Smethwick Towns Fund, has pinpointed exactly how the country's next leader can snap up his vote.

Alan outside the real number 10

Speaking exclusively to the Express & Star, Alan, who is married and has two step-children, said: "Energy costs are very significant as we run two furnaces and this is an ever-increasing cost due mostly to non-commodity or tax charges. This is affecting our competitiveness, especially overseas.

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