FSB regional chair for Manchester & North Cheshire, Simon Edmondson, has responded to today’s Brexit vote.
“The FSB is calling on the Government for clarity on what Thursday’s vote will mean for all businesses, including how they will have access to the single market, and around the free movement of people and trade.
Businesses in Greater Manchester and beyond those borders will be also be wondering how this decision to leave the EU will affect the Northern Powerhouse project? Is this now at risk, on hold, or is it a case of carry on regardless?
Small businesses will understandably have a lot of questions following this decision and these need to be answered swiftly – especially here in the North West.
We are urging politicians to work together to ensure political and economic stability is at the heart of their decision making – both locally and nationally. However this plays out, FSB will continue to be a constructive partner in any upcoming negotiations, ensuring the voice of smaller firms is heard loud and clear.”