A company which looks for sustainable solutions to air quality invited MP Kemi Badenoch for a tour of their facilities in Leaden Roding.

WeCare4Air works to pioneer sustainable technology and solutions to combat air pollution and improve overall air quality.

During the visit, Mrs Badenoch was given a tour of WeCare4Air's facilities, which included presentations and demonstrations of air quality monitoring and purification systems.

The company's chief executive Vanessa Ambler said: "WeCare4Air were delighted to welcome Kemi Badenoch to our workshop.

"Air pollution is the single greatest threat to environmental health, and it is vital that governments worldwide take action now.

"The guidance and support we have received from our advisors at the Department of Business and Trade and Innovate UK has been invaluable for our export and growth journey.

"Their expert advice and belief in our business gave us the confidence and know-how to forge ahead with our plans and our Aeris analysers are now installed in five continents across the globe.

"Business funding and support is absolutely critical for SMEs like us and WeCare4Air and Aeris look forward to continuing our work through these partnerships and contributing to the future success of the UK economy."

This year WeCare4Air was awarded a £50k share of the government's £2 million Transport Research Innovation Grant for their work.

With the India-Pacific as WeCare4Air's largest market, Vanessa also expressed the business's excitement at the Government's recent accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which was completed during Mrs Badenoch's time as Secretary of State for Business and Trade.


Mrs Badenoch said: "WeCare4Air is setting a commendable example of how innovation and technology can be harnessed to tackle air pollution and improve air quality.

"As the local MP, it is great to hear how the work of the Business and Trade department is supporting local businesses in the constituency and their excitement following our recent accession to the CPTPP."

Air pollution is believed to be the biggest environmental risk for early death, causing seven million premature deaths per year at a cost of £4 billion through healthcare costs and sick leave.