THE Home Secretary has paid tribute to a “pioneering” technology company which she claims is enhancing Witham’s business reputation.

Town MP Priti Patel was given a look around Texo DSI’s headquarters on the Stepfield Industrial Estate during a special visit last week.

Ms Patel was given a briefing on the company’s work before being shown the latest technology being worked on by employees.

Texo DSI builds deployable technology such as drones to allow surveys and inspections to be carried out in inaccessible environments.

Speaking after her visit, Ms Patel said: “Texo are revolutionising surveying techniques and the potential for reducing costs on major projects through time savings and increased accuracy is huge.

“I am pleased that we have a world leader in this technology based in my constituency, which can only enhance the reputation of Witham as the place to do business.”