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Preparing manufacturing businesses for Brexit

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Manufacturers in Cumbria are invited to an event to help them develop a plan to prepare their business for Brexit.

‘Preparing Your Manufacturing Business for Brexit’ is being held at the Environment Agency’s headquarters on Gillan Way, Penrith, on Thursday February 15, from 10am-2pm.

It is delivered by the Cumbria Manufacturing Service, and will focus on offering manufacturers an outline of what Brexit means for SMEs, and provide the tools to start preparing their businesses.

Following a welcome and overview from Suzanne Caldwell, of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Cumbria Manufacturing Service adviser Alan Reid will outline the implications of Brexit for British manufacturers.

There will then be a panel discussion on how to plan for Brexit involving all the event partners including Jenny Little, Rural Development Manager at the Rural Payments Agency; Maria Ramsdale, Investment Executive at FW Capital; and Ian Hamilton, International Trade Adviser with The Growth Company.

Delegates can also take part in workshops to help them grasp the practical implications of Brexit, and will be a chance to seek further specialised advice from the event’s speakers on the full range of manufacturing issues.

For full details and to register your interest in attending, click here.

This event is part of a series of free workshops taking place across the North West in early 2018 in partnership with Growth Hubs.

It is delivered by the Cumbria Manufacturing Service in partnership with the Cumbria Business Growth Hub, the Rural Payments Agency and FW Capital.

To find out more about the grant service and other regional events, click here or contact the team on 0161 237 4196.

The funding that supports the Growth Hub comes from a range of sources including Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, the European Regional Development Fund, Allerdale Borough Council (Sellafield Ltd’s Allerdale SIIF, distributed by Allerdale Borough Council), Barrow Borough Council (FEDF Coastal Communities Fund Supply Chain Initiative, the Coastal Communities Fund is funded by the Government with income from the Crown Estates marine assets; it is delivered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of UK Government), Carlisle City Council, Eden District Council, South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria LEP.

The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information, click here.

© Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

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