One of East Cambridgeshire’s biggest employers has threatened to move its headquarters to the continent in the event of a Brexit, according to East of England MEP Vicky Ford.
On her Facebook page last week, the Conservative MEP warned that John Shropshire, who runs G’s Fresh, had told her that he would “need to move HQ to the continent if UK leaves single market.”
G’s is Europe’s largest salad grower, employing 5000 people.
On June 15 Mrs Ford, a Remain campaigner, addressed 120 staff at G’s headquarters in Barway.
Liz Truss, MP for SW Norfolk and Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, was also present to answer questions.
Mrs Ford said there would probably be added taxes and tariffs on the movement of goods and restrictions on imported goods if we were to leave the European Union.
“G’s are also the largest salad grower in Spain and Poland, supplying supermarkets all over Europe. The company boss says they need to be able to move goods easily across single market not treated as an outside producer.”
Her Facebook post was met with mixed reactions, with some people accusing the MEP of scaremongering.
The EU referendum will take place across Britain this Thursday.