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Preparing your manufacturing business for Brexit - Cheshire East

Date: 22nd February 2018
Location: Delta Balustrades, Millbuck Way, Sandbach CW11 3JA
Time: 8:00am - 11:30am
Theme: Operational efficiency

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         Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Hub       The Skills and Growth Company logo      The Growth Company logo

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.

The Manufacturing Growth Fund will be delivering a series of free workshops in partnership with the Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub and The Skills and Growth Company.

This events 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.

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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 & workshop leads

  • Jayne Mezulis, Specialist Export and Import Consultant, Brook Corporate Developments
  • Phil Anders, Manufacturing Advisor, Cheshire & Warrington Manufacturing Growth Fund
  • Paul Chapman, Business Growth Manager, The Skills and Growth Company
  • Steven Boyt, Managing Director, Delta Balustrades
  • Rick Lees, Managing Director, The Art Lab
  • Mark Deans, Sales Manager, AFEX
  • Sara Pomfret, International Trade Advisor, The Growth Company


08:00 Registration, networking and breakfast
08:30 Welcome and housekeeping - Paul Chapman, Business Growth Hub Manager, The Skills and Growth Company and Steven Boyt, Managing Director, Delta Balustrades
08.40 What are the implications of Brexit for manufacturers? - Jayne Mezulis, Specialist Import and Export 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 - Mark Deans, Sales Manager, 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 and close of session - Phil Anders, Cheshire & Warrington Manufacturing Growth Fund
11:05 Clinic - Speak directly to Manufacturing Advisors about arranging support for your business.
11:30 Close of event

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