Boris Johnson has agreed that government should showcase 'as many examples of fine British manufacturing in government buildings,' including the Prime Minister's country residence, Chequers.
This comes in response to the Trustees of Chequers exploring options for replacing the tableware used at the estate.
Chequers is a 16th-century manor house is located near the village of Ellesborough. It has been the official country residence of the Prime Minister since 1921. It is regularly the scene for international diplomatic visits by foreign leaders.
Stoke-on-Trent North MP Jonathan Gullis recently wrote to the Prime Minister highlighting what Stoke-on-Trent has to offer, as Chequers plans to replace its tableware.
The Trustees of Chequers currently use an old Royal Doulton dinner service but are planning to replace it.
"Such a purchase would send a signal to the world that Britain is back. Backing a British product, from a British company, securing jobs and helping level-up Stoke-on-Trent," added Jonathan.
The Prime Minister confirmed that he has sent on the request to the Curator at Chequers and that the estate plans to consult with the appropriate Trade Association in due course regarding the purchase.
British-made crockery is already in us at 10 Downing Street and in the Houses of Parliament, but securing this additional contract would be a boost for Stoke-on-Trent companies.
"It is a difficult time for a lot of businesses in Stoke, but this opportunity of work from the Chequers estate will help boost our ceramics industry. The prestige that comes with such an order would be an invaluable marketing tool for both our city and the successful company."
"Of course, when a company gets an order, the whole supply chain benefits, which supports hundreds of jobs on its own."
"I certainly urge all local ceramic businesses to get ready to engage with the process when Chequers goes out for tender," said Jonathan.