Despite the EU exit date only weeks away, many businesses are still unsure where to turn for support and guidance when trying to prepare their organisation for Brexit.

To support with getting local companies prepared, the Chamber of Commerce has launched its Get Brexit Ready campaign today (Monday 23 September).

The campaign follows the Chamber’s interactions with over 4,000 companies regionally that feel like Westminster is playing an endless game of political chess while their futures and the health of the UK economy hang in the balance. In the real world, we know that the continuing political turbulence is taking a toll on contracts, investment decisions and on business confidence.

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce has a range of services available to support your firm’s international trade activities and business planning pre and post-Brexit, and, ‘deal’ or ‘no deal’.

From a dedicated team of International Trade experts to support you with your EU exit related queries to specific training courses designed to guide you on what is needed to prepare for the changes ahead, the Chamber team is on-hand to support you in the countdown to Brexit.

As well as proactively taking advantage of real time guidance from professionals, businesses from across the counties can sign up to receive a specialised (and simplified) newsletter to receive up-to-date comments from the British Chambers of Commerce and leading business leaders.

On Friday 4 October, the Chamber is also hosting an EU Exit preparation event that is open to Members and Non-members in the two counties. The event will welcome industry experts to share best practice in regards to the current preparation for EU exit, and outline potential challenges and opportunities in relation to specific business functions across organisational structures and sectors.

This event will only take place if the UK is still set to leave the EU on Thursday 31 October 2019. The event may also change or be postponed dependent on the course of negotiations and in consideration of either a “deal”, “no deal” or “flextension” scenario.

To access the Chamber’s Brexit support page, please visit www.hwchamber.co.uk/support/advice/is-your-business-brexit-ready

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