Chris Kelly writes, along with Sir Anthony Bamford of JCB & others, to the Daily Telegraph.

Sir – In recent years, business taxes and the burden of regulation have risen, there are serious skills shortfalls and our transport system is wholly inadequate. As a result, our international competitiveness has sharply declined.

David Cameron should be commended for recognising this economic challenge and for asking John Redwood and Simon Wolfson to address it.

Their impressive report, Freeing Britain to Compete, shows clarity in its assessment of the problem, and makes sensible proposals about how to improve our competitiveness. We warmly welcome the report, and endorse all efforts to make Britain once again the best place in the world to do business.

Sir Anthony Bamford, Chairman, JCB
Neville Baxter, Chairman, RH Group Ltd
Chris Cracknell, Chief Executive, OCS Group Ltd
Andrew Wates, Chairman, Wates Family Holdings
Mike Clare, Chief Executive, Dreams plc
Edward Atkins, Chief Executive, CA Holdings
Dolar Popat, Chief Executive, Express by Holiday Inn
Chris Kelly, Chairman, Keltruck Ltd
Peter Shirley, Managing Director, Midland Chilled Foods Ltd
Charles Lousada, Managing Director, Lousada plc

Andrew Bentley, MInst SMM
Head of Vehicle Contracts and Marketing