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The Brexit Clinic

Time: 08:30 - 11:00

Date: 23/01/2019

Venue: Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport

Division: Solihull

General Price

Member Price: Free

Future Faces Members: Free

Non-Member Price: Free

All prices exclude VAT

Event Description:

  • Is your business preparing for Brexit?
  • Do you have unanswered questions that you would like expert advice on?

This Brexit Clinic will give you the opportunity to learn more about how Brexit may affect your business (using the GBCC Business Brexit Health-Check) and speak directly with guest experts in small, roundtable groups. It will also provide an update on the latest developments with the draft Withdrawal Deal and Political Declaration and what they mean for businesses.

 Delegates will receive an update on the current Brexit timeline and an opportunity to trial the GBCC’s new Business Brexit Health-Check tool. This tool will help businesses identify the areas of their business most exposed to Brexit related change and recommend steps to take to get Brexit ready. Using the results of this tool, delegates will be able to sign up to up to two out of four roundtable discussions with guest experts on key Brexit related topics.

  • Dealing with tax and VAT issues after Brexit: Jeremy Cape, Tax and Public Policy Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Trading goods across the UK & EU border post-Brexit: Peter Murphy, Director, Allenco
  • People & Skills During & Post-Brexit: Jas Dubb, Associate Solicitor, Wilkes Partnership
  • The latest Brexit developments & what they mean for local businesses: Henrietta Brealey, Director of Policy & Strategic Relationships, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

Agenda 

8:30am-9:00am                Arrivals, breakfast and registration for roundtable discussions

9:00am-9:10am                Welcome & overview of the current Brexit timeline

9:10am-9:20am                Introduction to the GBCC Business Brexit Health-Check tool & Health-Check “live”

9:20am-9:25am                Delegates move to the first roundtable discussion

9:25am-9:55am                Option 1 Discussion

9:55am-10:00am              Delegates move to second roundtable discussion

10:00am-10:30am            Option 2 Discussion

10:30am-10:40am            Closing comments from the GBCC

10:40am-11:00am            Networking

 

Jeremy Cape, Squire Patton Boggs

Jeremy Cape is a tax and public policy partner in the London office, advising on a wide range of issues, including M&A, private equity, finance, restructuring and insolvency, and VAT. He has substantial experience in both domestic and global matters, with specific expertise regarding emerging markets and Africa, counselling both governments and taxpayers. His current initiatives include helping businesses deal with the introduction of VAT in the Gulf in 2018 and helping both UK and international businesses plan for Brexit.

 

Jas Dubb, Wilkes Partnership

Jas advises on all areas of employment law including unfair dismissal/grievances, redundancy/restructures, TUPE, executive exits, discrimination and employment contracts. He deals with the full range of employment law matters for both business and individuals. He concentrates on providing full HR and employment law support to businesses. He assists with employment support in corporate deals transacted on by the Firm’s Corporate Team. Jas also advises on Employment Tribunal litigation. He assists businesses in defending employment claims and also works with individuals in bringing a claim.

 

Peter Murphy, Allenco

Peter Murphy is a Director of Allenco Worldwide (Freight Management) Ltd. For over 30 years Peter has been helping companies import and export. Peter provides a holistic approach to international freight helping both new and seasoned importers and exporters through the international trade process, identifying supply chain issues and solutions, and mitigating problems. Since the referendum Peter has met with senior members of the civil service and HMRC discussing the implications of Brexit from a logistics perspective. As a member of the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Brexit Advisory Group Peter is an enthusiastic contributor on international trade matters

 

Henrietta Brealey, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

Henrietta Brealey is Director of Policy & Strategy Relationships at the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. Her work involves leading the GBCC’s research, policy, stakeholder engagement and campaigns activity as well as management of the GBCC’s top tier of membership: the Patronage group. Her policy areas of focus are Brexit, productivity and diversity in business. Her recent work includes the GBCC Business Brexit Health Check. Henrietta was appointed to the role in 2015 at the age of 25, making her one of the youngest directors in her company’s over 200 year history. She was appointed to the GBCC Board in September 2018. Outside of work, she is part of the One Million Mentors Emerging Leaders Network Advisory Board and a graduate and supporter of the UpRising Leadership Programme.

About our guest experts:

Jeremy Cape, Squire Patton Boggs

Jeremy Cape is a tax and public policy partner in the London office, advising on a wide range of issues, including M&A, private equity, finance, restructuring and insolvency, and VAT. He has substantial experience in both domestic and global matters, with specific expertise regarding emerging markets and Africa, counselling both governments and taxpayers. His current initiatives include helping businesses deal with the introduction of VAT in the Gulf in 2018 and helping both UK and international businesses plan for Brexit.

Jas Dubb, Wilkes Partnership

Bio to follow.

Henrietta Brealey, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

Henrietta Brealey is Director of Policy & Strategy Relationships at the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. Her work involves leading the GBCC’s research, policy, stakeholder engagement and campaigns activity as well as management of the GBCC’s top tier of membership: the Patronage group. Her policy areas of focus are Brexit, productivity and diversity in business. Her recent work includes the GBCC Business Brexit Health Check. Henrietta was appointed to the role in 2015 at the age of 25, making her one of the youngest directors in her company’s over 200 year history. She was appointed to the GBCC Board in September 2018. Outside of work, she is part of the One Million Mentors Emerging Leaders Network Advisory Board and a graduate and supporter of the UpRising Leadership Programme.

Address:
Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport
Coventry Road
Birmingham
B26 3QW


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