Defra minister Owen Paterson has visited garden pest control brand Doff Portland in Nottingham.
Fellow MP Mark Spencer accompanied Paterson who visited the Hucknall head office to discuss the company’s future.
At the top of the agenda was Doff’s future manufacturing plans, employment opportunities for local people and the regulatory environment for businesses involved in research and development.
Paterson said: "It's a great example of a UK manufacturing business reinventing itself. I was particularly pleased to see the significant investment in new equipment which I hope will put the business in prime position to capitalise on the growing global demand for top-quality British products."
Doff was bought by 151 Products in December 2012.
Managing director Matt Jones said: "We’re very proud of how far we’ve come over the last ten months, so welcoming Owen Paterson MP and Mark Spencer MP into our Nottingham factory today was a real honour. We’re extremely positive about our future as UK manufacturers and look forward to a prosperous future."