Brexit and beyond…

Local businesses joined Norfolk Chamber Great Yarmouth Borough Council and New Anglia LEP to consider the potential impact of Brexit and discuss what our region could look like post-Brexit.

Mike Spicer, the Policy Director for the British Chambers of Commerce provided an update on Brexit and also took part in a panel discussion on the potential impacts of Brexit, together with Paul Briddon, a Partner at Lovewell Blake and Nigel Best, the Growth Hub Manager from New Anglia LEP.

The discussions highlighted that many businesses have yet to prepare for Brexit.  Businesses should be aware of the potential risks to their business and have some idea of how they will mitigate them. 

It also became clear that businesses needed to have a good look at their supply chain – whilst their Tier 1 suppliers may be UK based; consideration needed to be given to Tier 2 and beyond.  An easy way to consider their preparation for Brexit would be to use the free Chamber’s Business Brexit Checklist

The Businesses were also asked to consider their future plans and what support they might need access to.   Plans included recruitment and upskilling of staff; access to funding and grants to innovate their businesses; and the need to positively promote the region.

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