There are now just two weeks to go until the doors at the Three Counties Showground open for the Chamber’s Spring Business Expo on Thursday, March, 7, sponsored by Hewett Recruitment.

I would like to invite delegates to book their free place on the “Beyond Brexit – A World of New Opportunities” seminar from 10.30am-11.30am.

Without any firm conclusions on Brexit negotiations to date, businesses are still unable to finalise changes that need to be made from Friday, March 29. However, the seminar is one way in which businesses can receive free support in planning and preparation through the Chamber of Commerce.

If the UK can secure trade agreements more advantageous than those of the European Union, exporters may be able to reap huge benefit.

During the insightful seminar, guests will hear from Jon Walden, Strong and Herd LLP, who has over 30 years’ experience in international trade.

Critical questions need answering

The session will also welcome Ben Mannion, director at Hewett Recruitment, who will cover what Brexit means to employers and EU Nationals living and working in the UK right now. This will include information regarding the Settled Status scheme that the government will be implementing and best practice for employers as they navigate an ever-changing jobs market against a Brexit backdrop.

With limited stands now remaining, to find out more about exhibiting or to book your free place on the seminar, please contact our Events team on 01905 673612.

In further news, the Chamber has now officially launched its first Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) of the year, and the last survey before the UK is set to leave the European Union.

With less than 40 days to go, the QES is set to be the largest pre-Brexit private sector business survey operating this quarter. The results from this survey will inform government, the Treasury and the Monetary Policy Committee about the challenges or opportunities that your business is facing.

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