Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps recently met with bosses from online supermarket giant Ocado to get an update on their battle to supply households across the country during the COVID-19 epidemic.

The online grocer, headquartered in Hatfield, has reported a large increase in business over the last few months. 

Grant, who is also the Secretary of State for Transport, has held regular meetings with the two supermarkets HQ’d in his Hertfordshire constituency to make sure they are coping with the constraints the virus has placed on business. 

Ocado said of the meeting: “It was great to be able to catch up with Grant again. We are thankful for his time, both on local issues and wider transport concerns.”

Grant said: “I’m pleased to hear that Ocado have coped well with the Coronavirus outbreak. It has not been easy on any business, but the critical role that food delivery has played in keeping the nation fed during this outbreak has been of critical importance.

“The service they provide has made it easier for people to adhere to the social distancing rules the government has set out by reducing the need for people to go to supermarkets in person, and as their headquarters is based in my constituency, I’m doubly happy to help them in any way I can.”

If you as a Welwyn Hatfield constituent or business owner would like Grant’s assistance with anything, you can contact him directly via email at grant@shapps.com.