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Preparing your Manufacturing Business for Brexit

6th February 2018FREE EVENT Preparing your Manufacturing Business for Brexit.  The Manufacturing Growth Fund is hosting a free workshop in Ellesmere Port across the North West in partnership with the Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub and the Cheshire West and Chester Council. This event will offer you with an outline of what Brexit means for small and medium manufacturing firms and provide you with tools to start preparing your business.  The details are:

Date: 14th February 2018
Location: Ellesmere Port Civic Hall, Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 0AZ
Time: 8:00am – 11:30am
Theme: Operational efficiency

Do you import goods from overseas, operate in international supply chains or export goods? If so, there are some significant changes ahead for when the UK leaves the Customs Union.

Whilst trade deals and timelines are to be negotiated, there are still preparations that you can start to make for your business. Preparing a plan to manage Brexit now, no matter the final outcome of negotiations, will ensure that you are able to service your customers and continue with business as usual.

In addition, you’ll hear about new market opportunities and how to negotiate the best currency deals.

Who should attend?

Manufacturing leaders and managers from small and medium businesses who are responsible for strategic development, financial management and/or sales and marketing.

What will I leave with?

  • Tools to start preparing your business planning
  • Access to local expertise to help you with business planning, supply chain management and/or sales and marketing strategy.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Mike Brook, Principal Consultant, Brook Corporate Developments
  • Jayne Mezulis, Specialist Export and Import Consultant, Brook Corporate Developments
  • Phil Anders, Manufacturing Advisor, Cheshire & Warrington Manufacturing Growth Fund
  • Rick Lees, Managing Director, The Art Lab
  • Mike Wainwright, AFEX


08.00     Registration, networking and breakfast

08.30     Welcome and housekeeping – Phil Anders, Manufacturing Advisor, Manufacturing  Growth Fund

08.40     What are the implications of Brexit for manufacturers? – Mike Brook, Principal Consultant, Brook Corporate Developments and Jayne Mezulis, Specialist Export and Import Consultant, Brook Corporate Developments

09.10     Development of an e-Business and new market opportunities post Brexit – Rick Lees, Managing Director, The Art Lab

09.30     Global Currency – negotiating the best currency deals – Mike Wainwright, AFEX

09.50     Refreshments and networking

10.05     Roundtable and workshop discussion Working in small groups, consider which barriers your business may need to overcome and draft a plan to take away with you.

11.00     Funding to help you prepare for Brexit – Phil Anders, Manufacturing Advisor, Manufacturing Growth Fund

11.05     Clinic with the speakers

11.30     Close of event

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