Ryder to open 'Brexit-proof' Amsterdam office


Move is response to increasing threat of UK crashing out of EU, as partner says ‘nobody has a clue’

Ryder Architecture will open an office in Amsterdam before Christmas to head off the threat of losing EU staff in the wake of a no-deal Brexit.

The Newcastle-based practice, which is carrying out work at London’s Kew Gardens under a five-year upgrade, employs just over 170 people from four offices in the UK with around 10% coming from the EU.

But so worried is the firm about the implications of Brexit on retaining and hiring staff from the EU that managing partner Mark Thompson said it is tying up a deal to open an office in the Dutch city next month.



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