Vicky Ford MEP

Member of the European Parliament for the East of England

13 MAY 2016

NASA SUPPLIER TELLS MEP EU IS VITAL FOR TRADE

NASA SUPPLIER TELLS MEP EU IS VITAL FOR TRADE

A Cambridgeshire company and supplier of NASA has called in their local Conservative MEP, Vicky Ford, to hear how the EU and its Single Market are vital for British trade.

Almath Crucibles in Burrough Green manufacture scientific products for Rolls Royce, the University of Cambridge, Red Bull Formula One as well as NASA. It exports almost half of its products into the Europe's Single Market every year.

Touring the factory near Newmarket, Mrs Ford, who chairs the European Parliament's Single Market Committee, said, "It's not just big businesses that face an uncertain time ahead if we vote to leave and need to re-negotiate all our trade deals, small companies like Almath will be affected too."

"We currently participate in all trade negotiations and I personally lead many. Almath is representative of UK business, like the rest of Britain, half its exports go into the EU and the uncertainty that will be created by voting to leave would damage our economy and thwart the ambitions of innovative companies".


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Economic Stability must come first. Without a strong economy we can not deliver a strong society. I work with businesses and consumers to keep Britain open for business, cutting red tape, boosting trade opportunities and helping to deliver jobs and growth for all.

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