Helping Businesses Prepare For Brexit

How and when Britain leaves the EU and any future trading relationships have dominated the political landscape for nearly four years. Over this time, businesses have sought clarification and decisions on how to prepare and what Brexit means for them. Since the referendum in 2016, we have worked with partners, businesses, government departments and other agencies to makes sure that local firms have access to the latest information and resources to help them in their preparations for trading in the run up to and a post-Brexit world.

Please find below useful links to a range or organisations offering support within trade, export, funding and much more or alternatively, if would like to speak to our Policy & Lobbying Manager for further guidance, please find contact details below.

Matt Lowe - Policy and Lobbying Manager at Black Country Chamber of Commerce| | 01902 912334

Personalised report for your business

Working with West Midland Combined Authority and West Midlands Chambers, we have developed a checklist which will create a FREE report unique to your business requirements along with a guidance document.


The Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has a range of information available for businesses and organisations to better understand what they need to do for importing and exporting goods or services, transporting goods by road, exporting animals or animals products.

Black Country International

Access a range of services and information to help your business export and import goods and services across the EU and other international borders.

Events & Briefings

Connect with other businesses and get the latest updates, commentary and opinions from a range of speakers.

EU Settlement Scheme Guidance

The employer toolkit provided by the Home Office equips employers with the tools and information to support EU citizens and their families to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

British Chambers of Commerce

Visit the British Chambers of Commerce Brexit Hub and access a range of resources including a business checklist and guidance for business in the event of a no deal.

Department for International Trade

Our team of expert Black Country International Trade Advisors provide free advise and support for businesses trading outside the UK.

Tools & Resources

The regions local growth hub has signposted to a range of official resources to help businesses understand Brexit.

Making a Success of Brexit

Forresters LLP who are the sponsor for Black Country International have compiled two guides for businesses to help support their Brexit planning. View their Brexit FAQ and Brexit Planning Notes here.