MARGOT JAMES MP has been handed responsibility for overseeing the accountancy profession as part of her brief as the new minister for small business, consumers and corporate responsibility.
The Stourbridge MP was given the role at the newly formed Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), created as part of new prime minister Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.
She will be responsible for the Insolvency Service, corporate governance, deregulation and regulatory reform.
Before joining politics, she worked in sales and marketing for her father’s business, MJI based in Birmingham. In 1986 she co-founded Shire Health Group, a public relations and clinical trials organisation. It was sold in 2004.
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