Paul Polman, the chief executive of Unilever, is insistent the consumer goods giant’s decision to make Rotterdam its headquarters rather than London was “not about Brexit”.

The Anglo-Dutch firm said it would now be one legal entity in the Netherlands in a bid to become “more agile” after moving from a dual-headed structure that has existed since 1930.

One can’t help thinking this is the way it will happen again and again. A management team will take into account all the factors and move to a particular location- with the UK’s departure from the EU just one of the variables to consider.

But the Brexit decision may be just the thing that consciously or even sub-consciously tips the decision in a certain direction.