Maurice Levy, The CEO of advertising giant Publicis Groupe eased concerns that a Brexit would see creative jobs in the company moved from London to the network’s native France.
Levy, speaking to Bloomberg said “The Brexit will be a tough one, they have chosen the hard-line. This will probably create a lot of issues and problems but at the same time everyone on Europe will want to continue to have good relationships with the UK.”
“It will not have a huge impact on the economy and will probably be good for the European countries in the EU [because it will help attract talent from the UK].”
When questioned if Publicis Groupe will need to relocate staff from London to Paris, Levy said: “We will not need to do that because we are working on clients and accounts locally, there is no reason to move them.”
To watch the Bloomberg interview https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-01-19/publicis-ceo-levy-no-need-to-move-staff-from-london