Blog: Join our free webinar on post-Brexit trade – expert advice from the LLEP, DiT and industry leaders – Leicestershire Live

LeicestershireLive and sister site BusinessLive have teamed up with the Business Gateway Growth Hub for a live discussion and advice on the action needed to get ahead in business post-Brexit.

The free webinar will be held from 11am to 12.15pm on February 24 with an introduction from LLEP Business Gateway Growth Hub manager Jon Egley.

Speakers will include Ian Harrison, head of exports for the Department for International Trade in the Midlands, who will be able to provide details of the type of support available.

Andrea Collins, managing director of international trade specialist The Export Department will give her advice on what companies should be doing to make the transition to post-Brexit trading, as will LLEP board member and UK export champion Dr Nik Kotecha, founder of Loughborough medicines business Morningside Pharmaceuticals.

As well as hearing their thoughts, there will also be a Q&A session for company bosses to get answers to some of the big questions troubling them at this difficult time.

The event is free to join and people can sign up at by clicking here.

The webinar will be hosted on LeicestershireLive parent company Reach Plc’s new virtual events platform, The Awards Room, which gives attendees and sponsors the chance to experience real time networking whilst hearing from key speakers.

Everyone who registers to attend will be grouped together on their own online table and can then invite attendees from the public gallery or other tables to join them, allowing networking to take place during the event.

Each table will also have a private chat so that attendees can communicate with each other during the webinar.

Nikki Kandola, head of sponsorship for England and Wales for Reach Plc has helped plan the event.

She said: “There was little doubt that leaving the EU would pose a headache for the region’s businesses.

“With the pandemic causing such big problems last year – and this year – many company bosses already had their hands full as they tried to keep their heads above water.

Sign up to the Brexit webinar by clicking here

“Even those that tried to get ahead were struggling as the Brexit deadline approached before the last-minute deal was struck.

“These are early days and there are hopes the initial problems faced by many will ease.

“But having said that there is still a lot that needs to be done for many companies to get back to at least some semblance of normality when it comes to doing business with our European neighbours.

“We are organising this webinar to help those businesses that still need help to decide what to do next.

“It will shine a light on actions that could make the difference between a Leicestershire business having a bright future in Europe or cutting itself off from our biggest trading partner.”

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