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The North & Western Lancashire Chamber is pleased to announce three new additions to the expert line-up at the ‘Brexit for Business’ conference later this month.

Leslie Woodruff, Deputy Director for EU Exit at HMRC will be joined by Liz Bromley, Deputy Vice Chancellor, UCLan and Gary MacIndoe Managing Director of specialist UK immigration lawyers Latitude Law.

The conference, taking place at Preston Guild Hall on 26th April, is being organised by the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce in response to local business concerns about the lack of clear information and guidance available to help them prepare for the UK’s exit from the EU.

Chamber Policy Manager Alan Welsh said:

“We have a fantastic lineup of experts and business leaders taking part who will try and tackle the many unanswered questions on Brexit, regardless of whether we leave with a deal in place.  However, it is still our hope that we can avoid a messy and disorderly exit from the EU.

“It’s remarkable that we have passed the original date of 29th March for leaving the EU and the government still doesn’t have a clear Brexit plan.  We anticipate that Brexit is still going to happen and by the time we hold the conference we should know more about the terms of our withdrawal.  Indeed we may already be out by then, in which case our conference will firmly be in the spotlight.”

Businesses can still reserve free places for the conference by contacting the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce on 01772 653000 or visit https://www.lancschamber.co.uk/event/brexit-conference/ for further details.



The conference will run from 9.00am to 12.30pm of Friday 26th April 2019.  Doors will open at 8.00am.

Keynote speech will come from Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union.

The conference will be hosted by Rob McGloughlin OBE, leading political commentator and presenter on Granada TV.

Sessions will focus on;

  • Immigration, People & Skills
  • Finance, Tax & Regulatory Alignment
  • Trade, Borders & Customs

Speaker Line-Up Includes:

David Taylor CBE, DL – Interim Chair, Lancashire LEP
Allie Renison – Head of Europe & Trade Policy, IOD
Lesley Batchelor OBE – Director General, Institute of Export
Alex Stojanovic – Researcher, Institute for Government
Tim Morris – Chief Executive, UK Major Ports Group
David Henig – Director of the UK Trade Policy Project, ECIPE
Jane Gratton – Head of Business Environment and Skills, BCC
Philip Hargreaves – Head of Access to Finance NW
Jonathan Main – Partner, MHA Moore & Smalley
Adam Jupp – Corporate Affairs Director, Manchester Airport
John Lucy – Manager, International Transport & Trade Procedures, FTA
Gary McIndoe – Managing Director, Latitude Law
Liz Bromley – Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Central Lancashire
Lesley Woodruff – HMRC Deputy Director EU Exit Stakeholder Engagement

HOSTED BY: Rob McLoughlin OBE 


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