Robert has urged businesses in his constituency to get involved in winning business on the building of the new HS2 railway.
The building of Phase One of HS2 alone will create 400,000 contract opportunities for businesses of all sizes and sectors right across the country.
Robert said: 'I know many businesses have been affected by the economic downturn so its incredibly important they get involved in projects like this. Contracts of all sizes and types for businesses in almost every line of work will become available and I want to see businesses find out more so they can be well placed to win work.
The starting point for all businesses should be visiting hs2.org.uk/building-hs2/supply-chain to find out more about what opportunities will be available and how to start the process of bidding and winning work.