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The New Power Interview: Matthew Knight, Siemens director of strategy and government affairs, GB & Ireland

Janet Wood spoke to Matthew Knight, director of strategy and government affairs, GB & Ireland, about how a global energy supply chain company sees its future in the UK – after the Brexit vote and with a new look to the Conservative government

After the Brexit referendum, there were stories that Siemens might reconsider its investment in a wind turbine factory in Hull. Matthew Knight says they came from comments made before the vote and he is keen to scotch suggestions the company would backpedal.
He is more equivocal about future expansion. “There are lots of things we would like to do at Hull in the future and they all depend on the future market. Anything that undermines the home market makes it harder to sell to the rest of the world.”

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