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U.K. PM Deploys Financier Husband to Woo Business at Dinners

  • Philip May co-hosts relaxed evenings for CEOs and spouses
  • Monthly gatherings to ease business world’s fears over Brexit
British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip. Photographer: Victoria Jones/AFP via Getty Images

British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip. Photographer: Victoria Jones/AFP via Getty Images

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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has enlisted her husband, who has worked in finance for more than 30 years, to help her charm business leaders as she prepares to take the country out of the European Union.

The Mays are hosting chief executives of some of the U.K.’s biggest companies at a series of dinners in No. 10 Downing Street, their official London home, in an effort to reassure them that the premier understands their concerns, according to three people who asked not to be named discussing private arrangements. Bosses are invited to bring their partners with them to create a cordial and relaxed atmosphere, they said.