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Mark Prisk MP

Minister of State for Business and Enterprise


Business sectors, including low carbon economy, low emission vehicles, electronics, cyber security, small business, enterprise and access to finance, competitiveness and economic growth, deregulation and better regulation, regional and local economic development (including Grants for Business Investment), business support, Olympic legacy, export licensing.


Mark Prisk was appointed as minister for Business and Enterprise in May 2010, in the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

Mark was elected as the Member of Parliament for Hertford and Stortford in 2001. His interests include small business and enterprise, urban planning and regeneration, as well as defence and foreign affairs. He served on the Conservative front bench from 2002, covering Treasury and Business portfolios.

Born in Cornwall and educated at Truro School and Reading University, Mark is a Chartered Surveyor by profession. He worked in the property and economic development markets, and ran his own business for ten years before entering politics.

Mark lives with his wife Lesley in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire. In his spare time he enjoys watching rugby and cricket and singing with the Parliament Choir.