Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Brexit 'Good for Teesside' Turnover and Staffing Up at Recruitment Firm

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Brexit 'Good for Teesside' Turnover and Staffing Up at Recruitment Firm

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Byline: JONATHON MANNING jonathon.manning@trinitymirror.com @EveningGazette

THE Gazette's Invest in Teesside campaign is a call to action to promote existing business - and a rallying call for inward investment.

We want to tell the story of the potential of our business sectors.

We will look at people, skills apprenticeships and training.

And we are interested in all sectors - from transport to tourism, culture to commerce.

We will consistently make the case for companies and organisations to prioritise the region when making decisions about investment.

We will encourage businesses and organisations which are already based here to invest in their workforce to grow locally. This applies to all sectors, from manufacturing and digital development, to the health and education services which are valued so much by families.

And we will campaign for the politicians we elect to support growth in our region to enable us to play our part in creating a dynamic, varied and growing national economy.

A TEESSIDE-based recruitment expert says Brexit has helped the region's companies grow.

Paul Wilson, chief executive officer at Nigel Wright, which has just opened a new Teesside office, said that the vote to leave the EU initially shocked UK businesses but many within the region have quickly recovered.

Mr Wilson said: "At the moment we are seeing that the pound continues to be sold down by traders and nervousness about the triggering of Article 50.

"Personally, I think it's a little irrational, but the result is that it does make the region more competitive.

"As the North-east is a big exporting region, both to Europe and the rest of the world, I think those strong conditions will continue."

Mr Wilson's comments come as the recruitment company saw its turnover grow by 9% to PS16. …

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