SME businesses are invited to a series of Brexit support events being held across Greater Manchester this September and October

Organised by GC Business Growth Hub and participating local authorities, the events have been designed for SME business owners who are seeking Brexit business support and advice.

The fully funded events will cover different topic areas relevant for businesses. GC Business Growth Hub advisers and partners will deliver a key note address and be on hand for business owners to ask questions and receive advice on a range of areas where they may need to make changes ahead of Brexit on 31 October.

GC Business Growth Hub, part of The Growth Company, is organising the events in conjunction with each local authority areas. Event partners include: Department of International Trade, North West; Squire Patton Boggs; and Moneycorp.

GC Business Growth Hub Director of Business Growth Richard Jeffery said: “We understand that many SME businesses from a variety of sectors will have many questions and concerns about what they need to do to ensure they are Brexit ready.

“We are encouraging SME business owners to attend these sessions to help make sure they are as prepared as they can be, from support for their specific business challenges, through to understanding how a no-deal Brexit may impact. It is our priority to ensure SME businesses in the Greater Manchester area have the help they need to get ready for Brexit.”

These events will run over the next five weeks and will be taking place at:

  • Tameside, Denton Festival Hall on Thursday 26 September 2019 – Exporting into the EU – goods & services – what do we need to know?
  • Bury, The Lancaster Room, Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury on Tuesday 1 October 2019 – Attracting the right workforce – immigration changes & settlement scheme
  • Rochdale – Rochdale Town Hall on Tuesday 1 October 2019 – How will we contract with EU customers – what will change?
  • Trafford, Trafford House, Chester Road, Manchester on Thursday 3 October 2019 – Exporting into the EU – goods & services – what do we need to know?
  • Bolton – Y1-05 The Institute of Management Building Campus, University of Bolton, Bolton Central, Great Moor Street on Thursday 3 October 2019 – Brexit – Thriving through rapid change environments – strategic planning
  • Stockport – Fred Perry House, Stockport on Tuesday 8 October 2019 – Forecasting for the unknown
  • Wigan – Wigan Town Hall Atrium on Thursday 10 October 2019 – Auditing the supply chain and reinforcing the broken links
  • Salford – The Landing – Media City on Thursday 10 October 2019 – Raining finance through volatile changing
  • Oldham – Crompton Suite, Level 2, Civic Centre on Thursday 24 October – Structuring UK business in the EU

The events will also highlight the key tools and processes businesses can use as part of their financial planning, as well as highlighting other sources of advice.

Businesses looking to access specialist support can visit for more information about the organisation’s extensive range of services. The Hub is supported by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Greater Manchester local authorities.



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