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Packing bags, moving to Ireland?

The CEO of an award winning Medical Device company is considering expanding to Ireland or Germany after the EU referendum

Angela Spang, CEO of medical device provider JUNE MEDICAL, is contemplating a move from London to somewhere else in Europe following Britain’s decision to leave the EU.

Spang is concerned that Brexit will make it harder for her to obtain innovative products from across the continent for her company. Fast paced and award winning JUNE MEDICAL has already grown over 100% since it was founded in 2013.

“There is a huge demand for high-quality medical device and any advantage a company has in accessing innovative products is a huge factor,” she told XXXX. “Mutual recognition for regulatory approval provided access to European wide launches — this is a powerful engine for growth that may now be removed.”

Access to European funding and access to European markets for her own new products will also influence Spang’s decision, she said.

Potential new office locations for JUNE MEDICAL include Ireland and Germany but the company won’t be making any hasty decisions. “We’re monitoring what impact this has over the next 1-2 quarters. If we see a big change in the availability of products or dramatically changed terms, then we will consider alternative geography for investment and growth.

She added: “It doesn’t change our current commitment to the UK, but could change our growth plans significantly.”

Me and 1,279 Business leaders in the UK say Stay

The bosses of more than half of Britain’s largest companies are
urging voters to back Remain in the biggest endorsement from
the business world to date.
Some 1,285 business leaders who together employ 1.75 million

people — including more than 900 small and medium-sized firms and 51 of the FTSE 100 — say in a letter to The Times that Brexit would damage the British economy.

“Britain leaving the EU would mean uncertainty for our firms,
less trade with Europe and fewer jobs,” the business leaders say.
We are concerned we would have to reset the terms of trade
with Britain’s biggest market “from scratch” after an exit from
the European Union and single market.
Mr Cameron predicted an investment boom if Britain backed
Remain, telling the Financial Times: “Businesses, wealth
creators, job creators will think: Britain has made a decision,
let’s pile back into the economy and create jobs and opportunity
because it’s a great place to do business.”
I happen to agree with him.
Britain Stronger In Europe