Nadhim Zahawi, member of parliament for Stratford upon Avon, today visited Rob Whorrod, CEO(left) and Peter Edgar, CFO (right) from Investx Ltd at their UK headquarters on Church St, Stratford.
“It was fantastic to see Nadhim again today – he very kindly visited us in 2011 at the start of our journey with our former company which we successfully sold in 2015 and we are very pleased that he has again taken the time to see us at the start of Investx’s life. We discussed the merits of the new apprenticeship mechanisms being formulated alongside a strategic discussion around exporting. Overall we value Nadhim’s opinions as a successful businessman in his own right and look forward to working within his constituency for many years to come”, Rob Whorrod (CEO of Investx)
In January 2010 Nadhim stood down from YouGov to run for election as Member of Parliament for Stratford-on-Avon. Upon winning the seat, Nadhim was elected to the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee, which scrutinises the impact of government policy on business. In 2011 he co-authored Masters of Nothing with fellow MP Matt Hancock. The book is an account of the human behaviour behind the banking crash and ends with policy recommendations designed to prevent a future crisis. Several of these recommendations were adopted by the Coalition Government.
As an MP, Nadhim campaigned hard on a range of issues: from fighting inappropriate development in Stratford, to reforming welfare, to strengthening UK-Kurdish relations. In 2013 he was appointed to the Prime Minister’s Policy Board with special responsibility for business and the economy. In June 2014 he was elected to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, which examines the Government’s foreign policy.
In May 2015 Nadhim was returned to Parliament to represent the constituency of Stratford on Avon for another term with both a substantially increased majority and a higher share of the vote. He was subsequently re-elected to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee in June.
Investx Ltd was established to acquire and develop small to medium sized engineering, manufacturing and technology businesses operating within specialised, global niche markets. Growth is achieved via internal development and acquisitions focused on entities with strong fundamentals whose performance can be improved.