Brexit and crime threaten future of Rotherham wire firm

A wire manufacturer has shelved £1.5m plans to create 15 jobs due to uncertainty over Brexit. Central Wire Industries in Rotherham is also stockpiling vital supplies from France and Germany ahead of the UK’s planned departure from the European Union on March 29.
Bosses say they have seen a 10 per cent drop in overseas orders in the last two months as customers source suppliers closer to home due to fear of disruption and delays at UK borders. Export at Central Wire is 70 per cent of business.
The firm is also spending £20,000 on security after thefts, intruders and a break-in.
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2 December 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 47
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