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Cameron meets Archant apprentices in Norwich visit

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Prime Minister David Cameron dropped into Archant’s Norwich head office earlier today (August 21) to meet apprentices, record an interview on local TV station Mustard TV and give an interview to the Eastern Daily Press.

Mr Cameron arrived to be greeted by Archant CEO Jeff Henry and then visited the EDP and Evening News newsroom where he met editor-in-chief Nigel Pickover. He was then interviewed by public affairs correspondent Dan Grimmer who asked him about the dualling of the A47, Norwich in 90, rural broadband and WiSpire.

Mr Cameron then met ten Archant apprentices from a number of different departments and spoke to each one of them individually.

He was introduced to apprentices Stephanie Griffin (events), Matthew Blanchette and Neil Bowman (circulation), Ben Goldsmith (finance), Amy Greenacre and Jessica Lavelle (HR), Lisa Petty, Christine Frary and Jessica Morgan (ad production) and Chloe Lockhead (marketing).

The Prime Mininster then went into the Mustard TV studios where he was interviewed by news editor Rob Setchell.

After the visit, Jeff Henry said: “To hear the Prime Minister express his support for local media and local TV channels was really very encouraging.”

The visit came hot on the heels of Jeff’s appearance on Radio 4’s The Media Show on Wednesday when he talked about the company’s recent results, its business strategy and vision for the future.

Click here to listen to the full interview, start playing at 12.15mins.

Pictured top, David Cameron meets the Archant apprentices.

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