Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Business and Industry)


Responsibilities include:

  • Industrial Strategy delivery
  • Sector Deals
  • sectoral lead:
    • advanced manufacturing
    • aerospace
    • automotive
    • materials (including steel)
    • life sciences
    • professional and business services
    • nuclear
    • infrastructure and construction
    • rail supply chain
    • defence
    • maritime
  • supply chains
  • national security and investment
  • local growth

Current role holder

Nadhim Zahawi MP

Nadhim Zahawi was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 26 July 2019.

He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education from 9 January 2018 to 26 July 2019.

Nadhim was elected as Conservative MP for Stratford-on-Avon in May 2010.

More about this person

Previous holders of this role

  1. Andrew Stephenson MP

    2019 to 2019

  2. Richard Harrington

    2017 to 2019

  3. The Rt Hon Jesse Norman MP

    2016 to 2017


  1. £10 million boost to improve patient care with new technologies
  2. UK national statement to the IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security
  3. New expert group to boost UK innovation
  4. UK Statement to the 63rd International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference
  5. Built environment sector deal: opening formal negotiations with the sector
  6. Lift off for new investment in UK SMEs to develop new aerospace technology
  7. New funding heralds UK's leadership in low-carbon automotive future
  8. West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy
  9. New boost for UK ambition to lead the world in zero emissions vehicles
  10. Scottish underwater engineering base to propel UK to the top of ‘blue economy’