The business secretary Andrea Leadsom has held a Brexit roundtable with company bosses including Tim Martin of Wetherspoons who supports a no-deal.
On Wednesday Martin said during the two-hour meeting in Whitehall that largely businesses are supportive of the message.
Despite market volatility seeing the pound falling Laing O’Rourke the construction firm believes a no-deal Brexit poses no threat to the industry.
Martin welcomed the discussion sand he told the PA, “The Government side opened up by saying that we were definitely going to leave on October 31..
“My main pitch, which the room was strongly behind, is you may call it leaving if you sign a Withdrawal Agreement minus the backstop but the public won’t call it leaving.
“The acid test for leaving is whether you leave the customs union, and that was my pitch. And I was surprised that people were with me over this.”