Brexit offers a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ chance to ‘supercharge the economy’ according to British icon Sir James Dyson.
In a wide ranging interview the businessman stated it would be ‘unforgivable for the government not to seize this opportunity with both hands.’
The billionaire said: ”The vast majority (90 per cent) of world trade is outside Europe.
“Britain is now approaching its own change. If we embrace it, Brexit can supercharge British technology and refocus minds on global trade.
“We are ambitious for our future, so we are pressing ahead under our own steam. Let’s be bold and show a spirit of independence, enterprise and optimism.
Investing in the UK
Sir James has announced an initial investment of nearly £90 million into restoring aircraft hangers at Hullavington airfield in Wiltshire to turn into an ultra-modern workspace for engineers.
Not content with this, the businessman is submitting plans next week to the local council to take over more hangers so there is ‘no delay of the development of the Dyson battery electric car,’ due to be launched in 2021.
The company also wants enough space to accommodate more than 2,000 employees as well as a cafe, sports centre, recreation areas and supporting technical facilities.
It will take the company’s investment at the former RAF base to £200million. Dyson announced in 2017 that engineers had been working in secret for three years to create an electric car powered by revolutionary batteries.
‘Hotbed of British inventiveness’
The billionaire Brexit supporter told how he is investing in the UK’s industrial future, creating up to 2,000 new jobs with his £2.5billion electric car business.
— Dyson (@Dyson) 31 August 2018
Sir James explained: “I want this historic airfield to once again be a hotbed of British inventiveness. Today, 400 members of our automotive team are working in these top-secret hangars and we have plans to hire many more. We want to turn it into a state-of-the-art electric car test facility. It is a place where we can put our electric car through its paces, honing and refining it before we show the world.”