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Preparing your manufacturing business for Brexit - Cheshire West

Date: 22nd March 2018
Location: Ellesmere Port Civic Hall, Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 0AZ
Time: 8:00am - 11:30am
Theme: Operational efficiency

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Manufacturing Growth Fund logo     Cheshire and Warrington logo     Cheshire West and Chester Council logo  The Growth Company

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 is hosting a free workshop in Ellesmere Port 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.

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

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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 and workshop leads:

  • Jayne Mezulis, Specialist Export and Import Consultant, Brook Corporate Developments
  • Phil Anders, Manufacturing Advisor, Cheshire & Warrington Manufacturing Growth Fund
  • Sara Knowles, International Trade Adviser, The Growth Company
  • Rick Lees, Managing Director, The Artlab
  • Mark Deans, Director, AFEX
  • Russell McGrath, Manager, Jumpstart


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? - 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 Artlab
09.30 Global Currency – negotiating the best currency deals - Mike Wainwright, AFEX
09.50 R&D Tax credits - Russell McGrath, Manager, Jumpstart
10.00 Refreshments and networking
10.15 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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