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HUNTINGDON, England (Reuters) Britain and the European Union are likely to take years to rewrite the rules that govern their business ties after the UK voted to leave the bloc.

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The firm, which currently employs 172 people, immediately began enquiring about grants to open a design centre in Spain and is considering Portugal, Ireland, Germany and Poland too.

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What worries Ashmead is the likelihood of new immigration rules that could hinder his ability to hire engineers, designers and other skilled workers from abroad. It is a concern that is reverberating among many British employers who have long relied on foreign workers.

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Within hours of the announcement of the referendum result on Friday, she called Spain embassy in London to ask about grants and other assistance for foreign investors and has followed up with enquiries with other EU embassies.

By deciding to focus abroad, the firm is necessarily reining in its plans for Britain. It cancelled a 500,000 pound ($668,500) investment in 20 metre tall, automated storage tower which would have stood in a forecourt of one of the company sites to open up space for more production on its shopfloor.

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