/ About / The Board / Cllr Stephen Atkinson

Stephen Atkinson has been Leader of Ribble Valley Conservative Group and Leader of the Council since January 2019.

Stephen is a married father of two, he is an owner Director of Manufacturing, Property And Consultancy Companies, He started his first business at the age of 21.

Stephen sees business investment as the key issue that will drive productivity in Lancashire, This is particularly an issue for SME company’s and the security required by lenders from Company Directors.

Stephen believes that the number of successful family business in Lancashire will be the Driver for Economic Growth in the region, in the same way that Mittelstand businesses of Germany have provided the foundation for post war Economic success. He also believes that the government should have a significant lower level of Corporation Tax for Manufacturing Companies to encourage investment in manufacturing.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, sailing walking & skiing.

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