Business Gateway has launched a free event to help Scottish Borders businesses prepare for the impact of Brexit.
Business Gateway’s Brexit Seminar will take place on Tuesday 10 September, 2pm-5pm at Heart of Hawick.
This free event for Borders businesses will set out the main areas that firms need to be planning for ahead of the anticipated EU exit date on 31 October. Issues covered will include economic origin, VAT and regulations that businesses need to consider in a post-Brexit world.
For firms currently trading with EU countries, the Brexit Seminar will also take into account emerging threats and opportunities, customs and inventory issues and HMRC Simplification Options.
The seminar will be led by Murdo Beaton, an acknowledged expert in international trade issues and a member of the Upper Quartile Export Technical Support team working with Scottish Development International to help address Brexit concerns and uncertainty.
The event will also include a Q&A session to address any specific concerns that businesses may have.
Phil McCreadie from Business Gateway commented: “In light of the increasing likelihood of the UK leaving the EU on 31 October, it is critical that business owners are able to consider and plan for the implications on their business over the next few months.
“Business Gateway is working with enterprise and skills agencies across the country to urge all Scottish businesses to actively prepare for Brexit. Events and support including our Brexit Seminar help to ensure that business owners have the right contingency plans in place to protect their business, supply chain and customers.
“Despite ongoing uncertainty, events such as the Brexit Seminar that bring together local business owners and industry experts, like Murdo Beaton, are a great way to help companies overcome challenges and continue to grow.”
To sign up for Business Gateway’s free Brexit Seminar, and for further information about Business Gateway, visit www.bgateway.com/events.
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