Business secretary says that a no-deal Brexit could be ‘hugely damaging’ to north-east By Reporter August 9, 2018, 6:39 am Updated: August 9, 2018, 7:34 am Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Innovation The UK’s business secretary warned yesterday that exiting the EU without a deal would be “hugely damaging” to the north-east. Greg Clark said the region was “very internationally focused” and that additional “costs and frictions” would harm exporters from the oil field services and food sectors. Mr Clark said businesses would “draw a lot of confidence” from an agreement being reached in autumn as an implementation period would be triggered. To read more on Energy Voice click here. Already a subscriber? Sign in [[title]] [[text]] Close [[title]] [[text]] An error occurred. Please try again. [[success]] Email address Sign up More from the Press and Journal Businesses face Brexit chaos despite Rees-Mogg ‘great success’ claim ‘No-deal Brexit could jeopardise many Scottish farm businesses’ What could a Brexit deal mean for Scotland’s food and drink businesses?