Top Government roles have gone to the Burton and South Derbyshire MPs in Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet reshuffle.
Mrs May announced details of her reshuffle of the top jobs on Monday and yesterday, Tuesday, January 9, saying it was an attempt to 'refresh' her Government and put the best people in the right roles.
News of former Education Secretary, Justine Greening resigning after refusing a new job as Work and Pension's Secretary, and the appointment of a new party chairman, in Brandon Lewis, who takes over from Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin, stole the national headlines.
But also in Mrs May's last announcement on Tuesday were eight new roles released at once, including ones for Burton MP, Andrew Griffiths and Heather Wheeler, the South Derbyshire's MP.
Mr Griffiths, 47, has left his position as Lord Commissioner of the Treasury to take up a role as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, or Small Business Minister.
Speaking to BBC Radio Derby, Mr Griffiths said that he was excited to start his new role, which he believes is a 'big job'.
He said: "I'm really delighted and honoured to have been asked by Theresa May to join the Government and it’s a big job to do and I’m really looking forward to it.
"I'm joining the department for business, energy and industrial strategy and one of my roles is going to be to support the 5.7 million small businesses across the country to make sure they thrives and prosper and employ more people.
"You get a red box when you're a Government minister, with your daily workload in it and your letters to sign and an office in the department of business here in Westminster, so lots to get to grips with, but I’m really looking forward to it. It's something I’m very interested and passionate about and it's a big job."
Mr Griffiths was asked about how his new role might intertwine with his constituency's deep and proud history with pubs.
He said: "It's an important industry for Burton. I was the chairman for the parliamentary beer group and did a lot of the lobbying for the local brewing industry but I'm responsible for a whole host of things, postal services, the retail sector, so there's a real range of things that I'm going to be helping to support and promote.
"But most importantly my job is to support small businesses so that they can employ people and for people listening today, 44 per cent of all people in the private sector are employed in small business, there's lots of people there that will own small businesses and so if I can play my part in helping those to be even more successful then that’s something I’m looking forward to.
"Obviously I need to find out where the loo is, and where the lift is in the office and those sort of things, but my background was in business, I worked for my family's small business and so it's something I'm particularly interested in.
"It takes a lot of guts and commitment to start your own business and to go out there and employ people, it's not an easy thing to do but it's really vital for our economy, so working with those small business men and women is a really exciting thing to be part of."
While, Mrs Wheeler, has also moved from Lord Commissioner of the Treasury to a role as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
The 58-year-old will be drawing together policy on issues which include leasehold reform, refuges, ensuring builders comply with planning and quality conditions and a rough sleeper strategy.
Following her appointment, Mrs Wheeler said: "It is an honour to have been asked by the Prime Minister to join the Government team and I was delighted to accept.
"The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government is an important department whose job is to create great places to live and work and to ensure that people who buy or rent homes or vulnerable people who require accommodation will be looked after in the future.
"I bring all of my years of experience as a local government councillor to the job, and, using the successes we have achieved in South Derbyshire as a guide, I am looking forward to the challenges ahead."