Appearing on ITV’s Tonight: Deal or No Deal? Brexit Britain, the bosses of barrier specialist A-Safe remained highly optimistic about the UK’s future outside the trading bloc.
Co-managing director Luke Smith said his company was expecting a doubling in growth in the years after the EU divorce.
He said: “Currently globally we’re about 250 people and over the next five years we expect that to grow to about 500.
“British engineering is the best in the world, we have a great product, yes things will change, trade deals will change, but that doesn’t stop you from trading with the rest of the world.”
Luke and David Smith expressed said business was booming
I think the USA’s going to be a great country for us to expand into, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India even
The company’s co-founder David Smith looked to the United States to boost business after ties with America were strengthened following Theresa May’s visit to the country.
He said: “I think the USA’s going to be a great country for us to expand into, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India even and we’ve even supplied China.”
However, not all of the businesses featured on the Brexit special were looking forward to the break with the European Union.
Farmer Richard Tudor, who sells half of his lamb stock to the EU, aired his concerns with the UK’s current single market membership safeguarding his business from cheap foreign imports.
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Concerned farmer Richard Tudor spoke about his business potentially suffering because of Brexit
He told the programme: “Striking a deal with New Zealand, if it’s not done properly, it would finish the Welsh sheep industry.
“There’s no doubt about it because the climate that they’ve got, they don’t have the winter, therefore we just can’t compete on price with them.
“I’m worried that they might use us as a bargaining chip, as a pawn really, they’ll want to to sell their financial services across the world and we’ll just allow other countries to put a tariff on our lambs when they’re exported.”
The comments come as MEP’s debated Britain’s EU divorce in Strasbourg on Wednesday afternoon.
MEPs voted in favour of taking a tough line on Brexit negotiations after a two-hour session.
The European Parliament insisted Britain must meet all its financial obligations and rejected any "cherry-picking" of privileged access to the single market for sectors of the UK economy such as financial services.
Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said: "We do not seek to punish the United Kingdom, we are simply asking the United Kingdom to deliver on its commitments and undertakings as a member of the European Union."