support service the Marches Growth Hub teamed up with international
trade experts to help businesses prepare for UK’s exit from the EU
at a packed event in Shropshire.
Department for International Trade (DiT) team’s roadshow came to
Shrewsbury last week to hold the Get Ready for Brexit seminar for
businesses in the region which trade across borders.
Regional Director of Exports, Ian Harrison, was joined by
international logistics expert Sandra Strong and Chair of the Marches
Growth Hub Paul Hinkins at the event at Shrewsbury Town Football Club
which attracted more than 75 businesses.
practical workshop saw businesses leave with a personalised action
plan covering the paperwork
needed to continue exporting, expected impact to supply chains and
changes to regulations and contracts.
of the Marches Growth Hub, Paul Hinkins, said: "We know that this
is a time of uncertainty for many businesses in Herefordshire,
Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, particularly those which import
event gave businesses advice on moving goods across borders, business
travel to the EU, providing services to EU clients and how to treat
personal data after Brexit.
was also a chance for them to hear about the expert support we have
available to them through our Marches Growth Hub, including advice on
finance and funding to help them grow through our £10m Growth
Get Ready for Brexit workshop was one of a series of events held
across the country to support businesses with Brexit preparation.
Garner is a director of Shrewsbury exporter Dead Good Undies, which
sells men’s underwear and swimwear to more than 80 countries around
came to the event to see what effect this is going to have on our
business as we are dealing with companies from all over the world.
We’re used to dealing with non-EU countries so we’re hoping it
will be just as smooth, but we’re keen to know the technical
details about how it will work with EU countries after Brexit."
looking for personalised advice should visit www.gov.uk/brexit
to complete the checklist.