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Thursday 27 February 2020
by Jackie Emson

What Next For Faisal Rashid Former Member of Parliament for Warrington South

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The election defeat for Labour in the 2019 general election was devastating. I was glad that I was able to serve my community in Parliament, but now begins a new chapter in my life.

I have always believed in helping small businesses grow, as this creates wealth, jobs and prosperity. Having had a professional career with NatWest and HBOS I have experience, knowledge and a history in the banking industry.   

The last couple of months have been very challenging.  After careful consideration I have decided to start my own business where I will be helping businesses grow by providing bespoke finance solutions.    

Therefore I am pleased to announce the launch of my new business venture, Westminster Finance Limited. Access to finance is the lifeblood of any business, and Westminster Finance offers bespoke finance solutions to businesses in need of credit and financial consultancy.    At Westminster Finance we will provide a service of finance brokerage. We will package deals according to individual circumstances and then find the best lender for our customers. Whether clients are looking to buy a property for investment, are first time buyers, re-mortgaging, buy-to-let or require any type of commercial and residential mortgages; we can help.        

During my time as a Member of Parliament, I was chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Business Support and Engagement. I was also chair of the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Trade Justice, Healthcare Infrastructure, Belt & Road Initiative and I was a member of many finance and business related groups. I was also a member of the International Trade Select Committee.   

Prior to this, when I was Mayor of Warrington, I also helped launch Warrington Business Exchange which helps local businesses connect and grow, creating a stronger and more cohesive economy in Warrington. The initial name was “Business Circle” or “Circle the Future”, and I invited businesses to sign up to create new opportunities and enhance existing ones. I am very pleased to see this initiative helping many businesses and leaving a long lasting legacy from my Mayoral year.   

I hope my new business succeeds and I am looking forward to meeting many businesses and people who are looking to benefit from our services. If you would like to get in touch with our one to one support please call on 0333 772 6065 email or visit our website