In September 2018 the British Chambers of Commerce carried out research with over 2,500 SMEs to find out more about the impact Brexit is having on businesses in the UK. Described as ‘Brexit fatigue’, the survey found that 62% of UK SMEs hadn’t completed a risk assessment on the impact a no-deal EU withdrawal would have on their business. We want to help you fight that fatigue by exploring what opportunities exist, and what planning is required, regardless of the outcome of the withdrawal process.
In a discussion led by Global Counsel we’ll be looking at the anticipated changes in global trading conditions, addressing the action you need to take now to ensure your business is ready for these new conditions. We’ll also be exploring, in more detail, the challenges and opportunities you might face in the coming months. We’ll also be inviting you to share your thoughts and experiences on how you’re addressing this currently in your business. Perhaps you’re already looking at new markets and feel optimistic at the opportunity this brings to your business? You might be trying to plan for changes to your supply chain, or perhaps you’re concerned about access to the finance you need to put your new plans in place? Whatever your situation, we’d like to hear your thoughts and understand how we can better help you prepare.
The discussion will be chaired by Stephen Adams of Global Counsel, an UK advisory business specialising in policy and political risk.
Who should attend?
Bringing together the knowledge of Global Counsel and Santander Business Banking this breakfast event could prove invaluable for any SME owner, MD, CEO or FD either currently trading internationally or looking to do so in the next 6 to 12 months. We’ll generally be focusing on goods trade, but services exporters will add a very welcome additional dimension.