Senior government Minister Chris Grayling MP visited East Midlands Renault Trucks dealer RH Commercial Vehicles in Nottingham on Tuesday as part of the EU Referendum campaign.
This was Grayling’s first visit to the city to rally support for Britain to leave the EU.
Grayling toured RHCV’s site and met its managing director, Nigel Baxter, who is also East Midlands Business for Britain chairman and has been vocal in his support for Brexit.
Baxter, whose company employs 80 people at sites in Alfreton, Nottingham and Leicester, believes many SMEs want a change in the UK’s relationship with the EU.
He said: “Big businesses do not speak for Britain and do not speak for us in this debate. We’ve seen how the EU damages our economy and we see the prospects outside – more trade, more jobs and higher wages for working people.
“’Taking back control’ isn’t just a slogan – it means something to millions of people in Britain. It’s about control over the finances – currently we send billions of pounds every year and half of it we never see again. There is upsurge of opinion among entrepreneurs and small and medium sized business owners who want to seize the opportunities Britain can find in the world beyond the EU”.
Leader of the House of Commons, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, argued that there is “a groundswell in grass roots level support which reflects the growing sentiment within the region that people want to back control of our borders, economy and democracy and the only way to do that is to Vote Leave”.
RHCV is an authorised distributor for Renault Trucks and provides new and used sales, service and parts for the full Renault Trucks range as well as all-makes parts and servicing for commercial vehicles.