Brexit breakfast briefing takes place in Longford Arms

News reporter

Reporter:

News reporter

Email:

newsroom@longfordleader.ie

Longford Arms Hotel

The Longford Arms Hotel is the setting for a special Brexit breakfast discussion this morning.

Local Enterprise Office Longford and Longford Chamber of Commerce are hosting a Brexit information briefing this Friday, February 8 in the Longford Arms Hotel starting at 8am.

With Brexit coming ever closer to the March 29 deadline the potential impact it could have on local businesses is becoming increasingly stark and businesses need to understand the issues and how they might affect individual businesses.

ALSO READ: Longford's hospitality jobs vulnerable to a hard or 'no deal' Brexit

Guest speakers Gerard Brady, Head of Tax and Fiscal Policy with IBEC, Conor Anderson, Logistics & Compliance Manager with PerformanSC Supply Chain, will present a detailed session providing information on customer and tariff codes, potential duty impacts for your business as well as the more practical steps of how to prepare your business for Brexit.

David Coffey from The Clearview Group will provide information on strategic sourcing to help you if your key suppliers increase their costs or are unable to supply at current required volumes.

Head of Enterprise with Longford Local Enterprise Office, Michael Nevin explained, “Longford businesses need to take steps now to reduce the potential impact caused by Brexit.

“Addressing it on March 29 when the whole situation could be chaotic might lead to all sort of problems so understanding the issues and addressing areas that can be dealt with now is very important.

“I would urge all small businesses to make it a priority over the next few weeks because we don’t know when and how it will end up but we know it will be painful for Irish businesses.”

The Local Enterprise Office can offer you the opportunity to speak with an expert on a one to one basis to discuss what possible impact Brexit will have on your business.

Also, eligible businesses can apply for the Brexit Loan Scheme which can provide future working capital to fund innovation, change or adaption to the business to mitigate the impact of Brexit.

Details of supports can be found at www.localenterprise.ie/longford