Jeremy Middleton calls for regional aid
Jeremy Middleton, Managing Director of Middleton Enterprises, said: “Now we are leaving the EU it is vital that the Government introduces regional aid which at least match the amount that will no longer be coming from Europe. In the case of the North East this means a £500 million budget to be spent on economic development, as directed by the people of our region.
“It is also vital that we as a region maintain cultural, educational and scientific links to partners on the continent to maximise business growth for all parties and ensure an amicable exit.
“Leaving the EU presents a great opportunity to the North East as an exporting region, but this does not mean we should burn our bridges in Europe. The government should be ambitious and aim for the best of both worlds. We might not get everything we ask for, but if we enter the negotiations asking for half of what we want, chances are we won’t even see that.”
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF JEREMY MIDDLETON
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Notes to Editors:
Mr Middleton is a self-made businessman and philanthropist based in the North East. He was a Board Member of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) between 2011 and 2016, and was Chairman of the North East LEP Investment Fund.
Mr Middleton has carried out a range of sponsored fundraising for a variety of charities which to date include the North Pole, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc, The Haute Route, Mount McKinley, Mount Elbrus and a cycle ride from London to Paris.
In 2012 Jeremy was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for Services to Politics and Charities.« Back