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Ministers visit town to learn about Brexit impact and opportunities

PUBLISHED: 17:17 30 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:17 30 November 2017

Visit to Great Yarmouth Enterprize Zone by Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State DCLG. Visiting Proserv HQ, Artemis House which is under construction. Sajid Javid (L) talking with Saul Humphrey MD Construction East, Morgan Sindall. Photo: Angela Sharpe Photography

Visit to Great Yarmouth Enterprize Zone by Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State DCLG. Visiting Proserv HQ, Artemis House which is under construction. Sajid Javid (L) talking with Saul Humphrey MD Construction East, Morgan Sindall. Photo: Angela Sharpe Photography

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Ministers from two Government departments have visited Great Yarmouth to learn more about the local impact of, and opportunities presented by Brexit.

Visit to Great Yarmouth Enterprise Zone by Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State DCLG and Steve Baker MP Parliamentary Under- Secretary DExEU. Roundtable discussion with local stakeholders at East Coast College. Photo: Angela Sharpe Photography Visit to Great Yarmouth Enterprise Zone by Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State DCLG and Steve Baker MP Parliamentary Under- Secretary DExEU. Roundtable discussion with local stakeholders at East Coast College. Photo: Angela Sharpe Photography

Communities and local government secretary Sajid Javid and a Brexit depart minister Steve Baker visited the Great Yarmouth campus of East Coast College the ministers joined a roundtable discussion.

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The meeting was called to help inform the ministers’ understanding of the implications of EU exit for the local economy, services and workforce.

Topics discussed included the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, future frameworks for regulation and migration and the government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper, launched earlier this week.

Earlier, Mr Baker visited local business Pasta Foods, while Mr Javid was given a tour of Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s Beacon Park site – part of the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft (New Anglia) Enterprise Zone.

He was shown around the under-construction Artemis House, which will become the headquarters for energy firm Proserv, bringing the company’s 190 staff under one roof from their current three sites in the town.

Artemis House has been jointly funded by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and New Anglia LEP’s Growing Places Fund with Morgan Sindall as the main contractor.

At 65,000 sq. ft it will become the largest commercial property in Great Yarmouth.

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