The Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, Margot James, has used social media to say she is “thrilled to see Purplebricks’ success” - and she plans to visit the hybrid agency’s HQ to see its operation for herself.
The praise came as a result of a series of tweets by Purplebricks’ global chief executive, Michael Bruce, praising James for a speech about digital innovation.
Bruce read details of her speech on The Times website and said on Twitter: “Spot on from digital minister Margot James [for saying] “The UK economy is dynamic…it has a constant spirit of entrepreneurialism which has defined our country and its people for hundred of years..”
He continued: “The UK is a nation that embraces and exemplifies innovators and entrepreneurs - [brother Kenny Bruce] and I can both testify to this. Pushing to improve digital skills and diversity of opportunity is vital in keeping the UK an attractive and exciting place to do business.”
One of Bruce’s tweets included Margot James’ Twitter address, meaning she could read it - and she responded enthusiastically saying: “Thanks Michael. I’ve been thrilled to see PB’s success!”
Michael Bruce then replied, inviting her to Purplebricks’ headquarters which is close to James’ constituency of Stourbridge in the Midlands.
“We would love to arrange a visit so we can show you how Purplebricks continues to innovate in the digital world” he wrote.
James then responded with her office email address through which a visit could be set up. “Sounds great Michael” she said.