THE nation may be bitterly divided over Brexit, but one business deal seems to have bridged the gulf.

The boss of Jaguar Land Rover has said the prospect of a “no deal” Brexit is “horrifying”.

But one of the brand’s biggest showrooms in the country has been built with the expertise of a very euro-sceptic Dorset company.

Christchurch-based REIDsteel has helped deliver a £7.3million complex for the Jardine Motors Group in Wolverhampton.

REIDsteel’s managing director Simon Boyd is the most high-profile Brexiteer in the Dorset business community. He chaired the Leave lobby group Business for Britain in the south west and welcomed Boris Johnson to Christchurch during the 2016 referendum campaign.

His view on what he prefers to call a “clean Brexit” is very different from that of Jaguar Land Rover chief executive Ralf Speth, who said last year that a “no deal” Brexit would cost the company more than £1.2billion a year and was “horrifying, wiping out our profit”.

Last week, Jaguar Land Rover said it was cutting 4,500 jobs, with the substantial majority coming from the UK. It blamed several factors, including a fall in demand for diesel cars, but Brexit uncertainty was cited as a factor.

When a radio interviewer suggested yesterday that Mr Speth knew more about the car industry than Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary replied: “I’m not certain he does, by the way.”

REIDsteel was responsible for the structural steelwork, cladding and decking for the new showroom in Wolverhampton, working through main contractor Speller Metcalfe.

REIDsteel project engineer Jordan Laker said: “The Jaguar Land Rover dual branded facilities showroom with the Jardine Motors Group was an exciting development to be involved in and the finished showroom looks superb.

“Jardine is a leading national retail network and this will be one of the largest Jaguar Land Rover dual branded facilities in the country. We worked closely with Speller Metcalfe to meet the propriety requirements of Jaguar Land Rover to create a flagship building which reflects the quality and excellence for which the company is known.

“The automotive retail sector is a growth area for REIDsteel and we anticipate focusing on similar schemes in the near future.”

Jardine Motors Group operates more than 70 franchises nationwide and represents more than 20 brands. It operates the Wolverhampton site under its Lancaster brand.Steve Pettyfer, group property director for Jardine Motors Group, said: “Our new facilities for the Jaguar Land Rover brand are among the largest in the group.

“We were delighted to be working with Speller Metcalfe and REIDsteel to create an exceptional centre.”

REIDsteel also recently designed, manufactured and supplied all the steelwork, cladding and glazing for a £1.5m hospitality centre at the Thruxton Motorsports Centre in Hampshire.