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BBC Radio 4 visits our portfolio company Winder Power

Presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme Nick Robinson visited Leeds-based Winder Power, the leading UK manufacturer of power and distribution transformers and generator equipment.

Winder Power’s Finance Director, Andy Mill, spoke about how the uncertainty over Brexit might affect the company and the economy in the North of England. Andy was joined on the panel by Redmayne Bentley’s James Andrews, to give a perspective from the Leeds financial sector. Also on the show were MPs and party hopefuls Hilary Benn, Greg Mulholland, Ed Carlisle and Paul Latham, along with IPSOS MORI chief executive Ben Page.

As a net importer, Winder Power is keen to understand what tariffs, if any, may be brought into effect, and Andy reiterated the view of many business leaders that the earlier politicians could advise them of any changes, the better it would be for the business world.

Commenting on the experience, Andy said; “It was really interesting to see how one of the media’s flagship programmes works, and we were delighted to be able to represent in some way the hopes and fears of our regional business community.”

You can listen to the full interview by clicking here.