On the 23rd June, citizens of the United Kingdom voted to Leave the European Union.
For our latest news and views on the political and economic fallout of Brexit, please see our This Week in Brexit blog posts: click here.
Our Key Asks:
In due course, we will be developing a full manifesto of key asks, reflecting the views and feedback from our members and the work of the British Chambers of Commerce. In the immediate-term we are asking Government to help boost business confidence by:
We are supporting the British Chambers of Commerce position on Brexit, as outlined in Business Brexit Priorities.
Have Your Say:
At present we are asking members to tell us about the impact of Brexit on their businesses. You can pass on your feedback by talking to a member of GBCC staff at any of our events or by emailing Henrietta Brealey, Director of Policy & Strategic Relationships on H.Brealey@Birmingham-Chamber.com.
How Can the Chambers Help?
The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce remains ready to help connect, support and grow local businesses. Accredited by the British Chambers, we have acted as the voice of local businesses since 1813.
The GBCC can help:
Represent your businesses through our surveys, research and campaigning activity and Chamber Council (click here). You can help us represent you through participating in surveys like our Quarterly Business Report Survey.
Connect you with new clients by offering over 200 events per year and a range of marketing support services to Chamber members. You can find out more about membership here.
Support your business by offering a range of seminars and training to help you develop your business (click here). We also support delivery of Growth Hubs, a single point of contact signposting businesses to specific support that can help them grow and create jobs (click here).
Grow your business in new markets by providing a comprehensive range of international trade support through our partners in the Department for International Trade and the Enterprise Europe Network and our translations and export documentations teams (click here).
External Support & Briefings:
Some members have reported challenges accessing EU funding in light of the leave vote. If you have experienced difficulties and would like to report these issues you can contact the Enterprise Europe Network (click here) on 0300 123 3066.
The following GBCC Patrons have developed a range of support and resources on the EU referendum: