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Preparing your manufacturing business for Brexit - Warrington

Date: 9th February 2018
Location: The Base, Dallam Lane, Warrington WA2 7NG
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Theme: Operational efficiency

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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 free workshop in Warrington in partnership with the Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub. These events will offer you 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. 


  • Mike Brook, Principal Consultant, Brook Corporate Developments
  • Jayne Mezulis, Specialist Export and Import Consultant, Brook Corporate Developments
  • Phil Anders, Manufacturing Advisor, Manufacturing Growth Fund
  • Nicky Lees, Whittlehall Finance
  • Veronica Dawson, International Trade Adviser, The Growth Company


08.00 Welcome, networking and breakfast
08.30 Welcome and introductions
08.40 What are the implications of Brexit for manufacturers? - Mike Brook, Principal Consultant and Jayne Mezulis, Specialist Export and Import Consultant, Brook Corporate Developments
09.10 Asset finance - where's the future funding? - Nicky Lees, Whittlehall FInance
09.30 Global currency - negotiating the best currency deals - Speaker TBC, 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 Overview and close of session - Phil Anders, Manufacturing Growth Fund
11.05 Clinic with the speakers
11.30 Event close

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