‘Business as usual’ across Waveney despite Brexit decision

Peter Aldous MP was the speaker at the Lowestoft & Waveney Business Networking Event.

Peter Aldous MP was the speaker at the Lowestoft & Waveney Business Networking Event. - Credit: Archant

'It is very much business as usual'.

Peter Aldous MP was the speaker at the Lowestoft & Waveney Business Networking Event.

Peter Aldous MP was the speaker at the Lowestoft & Waveney Business Networking Event. - Credit: Archant

The underlying sentiment from business leaders and Waveney MP Peter Aldous after a networking event was hosted by the Lowestoft and Waveney Chamber of Commerce yesterday.

More than 60 business delegates attended the breakfast event, held at Carlton Manor, with a number of topics on the agenda.

Along with discussing the current changes in parliament and the appointment of Theresa May as Prime Minister, Mr Aldous also spoke about the impact of Brexit on businesses across Waveney.

He claimed that the long-awaited third crossing, pledged by former Primer Minister David Cameron, would not be affected now the country has voted to leave the European Union.

'The emphasis was on how it is very much business as usual,' Mr Aldous said.

'With regards to the third crossing and other infrastructure projects, it is about getting on and making them happen.

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'We need to make the most of the opportunities that we have here so businesses can thrive across the area.'

Mr Aldous then took questions from the floor, with representatives from Birds Eye, M&H Plastics and 2 Sisters Food Group understood to have outlined their views.

'Now we have a new Prime Minister and government emerging, it is very important for me to listen to the business community in Waveney,' Mr Aldous added.

'Yes there is some uncertainty, but we need to be planning and getting on with Brexit now.

'The new Prime Minister has hit the ground running and is very keen to get on with things.'

Businessman Danny Steel, who is also chairman of the Lowestoft Vision business improvement district (BID) added: 'The view of the chamber as a whole is 'let's get on with business now'.

'Without a doubt it is very much business as usual – we can't just shut down now we are coming out of Europe.

'Lowestoft is a town of opportunity and we will rise to the challenge.'

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