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Cheesemaker sells firm to overcome Brexit barriers after losing £600,000 in sales

Cheshire Cheese Company bought by Joseph Heler Cheese, which has maintained EU presence

A British cheesemaker has sold his business to a larger rival to regain access to customers in the European Union after Brexit left him with an estimated £600,000 black hole in lost EU sales.

Simon Spurrell, who made headlines when he highlighted prohibitive export costs after the UK’s exit from the single market, will remain managing director of the Macclesfield-based Cheshire Cheese Company and retains a stake in the business.

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