The Prime Minister was joined by local Faversham MP Helen Whately, and Chief Executive of Shepherd Neame, Jonathan Neame. As part of their tour they took in the brewhouse and keg plant, overseeing the entire beer making process and meeting some of the 300 employees on site.
The Prime Minister said of his visit: “It was fascinating to see the work at the Shepherd Neame site with more than 400 years of brewing history.
“It was a pleasure to meet Jonathan Neame and discuss his passion for beer, his business and the importance of Britain remaining in the EU. From the Bank of England to the International Monetary Fund, all the experts agree that Britain is stronger, safer and better-off in a reformed EU.”
Shepherd Neame chief executive, Jonathan Neame, said: “As an individual business leader, one of my principal duties is to ensure our company remains strong and sustainable. The circumstances that support our success include a thriving local business and visitor economy.
“All businesses want certainty and consumer confidence to enable them to invest, and I believe that any major external economic shock such as Brexit, could have a damaging impact.”
Helen Whately, MP for Faversham and Mid Kent, said: “It was great to welcome the Prime Minster to Faversham and to show him around Shepherd Neame, our largest local employer with an incredible history.”