Preparing for Brexit - Business-Facing Public Sector Employees

16 Jul 2019 09:30 - 12:30

Molineux Stadium
Molineux Stadium
Waterloo Road
West Midlands

Members: Free
Non members: Free

In a period dominated by Brexit uncertainty, it is crucial that public sector employees are aware of the wide range of Brexit support available for businesses in their region. As such, the Black Country, Greater Birmingham and Coventry and Warwickshire Chambers of Commerce have been chosen by the West Midlands Combined Authority to deliver a bespoke package of Brexit support for businesses and public employees in across the Combined Authority.

As part of this funded project, we are holding a half-day workshop outlining the various packages of support available for business-facing public sector employees in the Black Country.  The session will begin at 09:30 and run until 12:30 on Tuesday 16th July in the Sir Jack Restaurant at the Molineux football stadium, home of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

This event will see guest speakers from government and other key stakeholders, discuss how the UK’s exit from the EU will change the local business landscape. The aim of the session is to ensure that LEPs, Growth Hubs and Local Authorities understand the various means of support available for businesses in the Black Country. From Chamber and government support to regulatory changes and where to signpost, this workshop will cover a lot of information, whilst allowing for audience Q & A.

09:30 – Arrivals

09:45 – Welcome and Outline of WMCA Project
Corin Crane, Chief Executive, Black Country Chamber

09:55 – Black Country Chamber Business Support
Dan Turner, Policy Officer, Black Country Chamber

10:25 – The Legal and Regulatory Standpoint
Peter Wilding, Brexit Analyst, FBC Manby Bowdler

10:55 – Coffee Break

11:10 – Direct Government Support

Stuart Chapman, EU Exit Business Intelligence and Readiness Directorate

11:35 – Post-Brexit Immigration Systems
Amy Brokenshire, Associate in Employment Law, Higgs & Sons

12:00 – Question and Answer Session

12:30 – Session Close


Booking for this event has now closed.