Humber LEP helps businesses get Brexit-ready
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 6 Mar 2019
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is helping SMEs to plan, navigate their way through, and get to grips with the various scenarios and issues surrounding Brexit.
The organisation, a key link between business and politics, has told how the deadline nears, it is important that companies are prepared for various scenarios.
Its Growth Hub Business Advisor team will be offering ‘one to one clinic appointments to advise and signpost businesses toward the range of advisory support that is available from government departments and local and national business organisations.
A dedicated webpage to link businesses with the variety of advisory sources available can be found on the Growth Hub website at hub.humberlep.org/brexit. In addition, through the Growth Hub’s new #GrowMySME programme, the team is running a number of business support workshops and masterclasses covering a number of topics, including business planning, risk mitigation, sales and pricing masterclasses and workforce planning.
Kishor Tailor, pictured left, chief executive of Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “With the economic turbulence that Brexit may generate for businesses, it is more important than ever for businesses to ensure that they are at the top of their game in all areas of their business operations and participate in these free workshops and take advantage of the service bring provided by the LEP and its Growth Hub.”
The LEP is also gathering local intelligence and an online survey has been launched, which can be found on the Growth Hub website here: hub.humberlep.org/brexit-survey.
Businesses can complete this survey to raise any issues or problems they are currently facing - or anticipate facing - due to the UK’s exit from the EU.
Responses are also being shared with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy to inform them of the issues SMEs are coming up against.