Marches businesses supported to create Brexit action plans

Marches businesses supported to create Brexit action plans
Save this page for reference and share it with your colleagues

Published: October 25th, 2019

Business
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.

The
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.

DiT
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.

The
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.

Chairman
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
and export.

"This
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.

"It
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
Challenge."

The
Get Ready for Brexit workshop was one of a series of events held
across the country to support businesses with Brexit preparation.

Jane
Garner is a director of Shrewsbury exporter Dead Good Undies, which
sells men’s underwear and swimwear to more than 80 countries around
the world.

"We
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."

Businesses
looking for personalised advice should visit www.gov.uk/brexit
to complete the checklist. 

Contact us about Marches businesses supported to create Brexit action plans

  • You won't receive lots of emails, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
  • By submitting my details, I consent for Marches Growth Hub to process my data for the purposes described in the Privacy Policy.

phone

Herefordshire

01432 383343

Shropshire

01743 250526

Telford & Wrekin

01952 567589

or email us direct

[email protected]