A survey of members of the Shop and Display Equipment Association (SDEA) has revealed that over three-quarters of respondents feel that remaining in the EU would be the best result for their businesses.
When members were asked what result would be in the best interests of their organisation with regard to the upcoming EU referendum, the answer was very decisive: 80% voted in favour of remaining in the EU, while only 12% voiced a desire to leave and 8% were undecided.
When asked what result would be in the best interests of the UK economy with regard to the forthcoming EU referendum, very little shift in opinion was registered.
A total of 76% of SDEA members voted to remain in. Just 12% of companies indicated that leaving the EU would be better for the UK economy and a further 12% were undecided.
SDEA director Lawrence Cutler said: “This was an overwhelming result in favour of remaining in the EU. The comments received from our members clearly indicate the significant amount of business they conduct with companies in the EU, both importing and exporting.
“Our members clearly value these partnerships and the business they bring, and [believe] that voting to stay in will secure those good trading relationships for the future.”