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Watchmaking firm quits England and heads to Scotland over Brexit

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
19th Feb 20 2:29 pm

As a result of Brexit Marloe Watch Company has quit England and are relocating to Scotland. The company said the planned expansion strategy was influenced by Scotland’s support for the EU.

Co-founder Oliver Goffe said the company’s values are “much more in line with Scotland than the rest of Britain right now.”

With the possibility that Scotland could become independent and join the EU, the move from Henley-on-Thames to Perth, was said to be an “important trigger.”

Goffe said, “As a business, we are certainly pro-Remain, so a Scottish base sits better with our values.

“We want our children to grow up in a global world, not one that’s ring-fenced.

“Our values are much more in line with Scotland than the rest of Britain right now.”

Adding, “Brexit certainly closes some doors for British business and there is concern about how the effect on trade and recruiting EU talent will be managed.

“As a business, we would have preferred to remain and, post-Brexit, this is more likely to happen for Scotland than for the rest of Britain.”

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