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Service Network event: Post Brexit prospects for regional businesses

North East businesses are being invited to find out what Brexit is likely to mean for them, and how they can best prepare themselves for the UK’s formal separation from the European Union.

Neil Warwick, Square One Law’s head of EU and Competition, will be considering the issues in a presentation at Service Network’s AGM at RTC North in Sunderland on August 25.

Brexit means Brexit …. But what does Brexit actually mean? will address challenges around future trading prospects and potential benefits and problems for North East businesses.

Neil said: “There has been a great deal of speculation before and after the Referendum, but very little factual analysis”.

“My presentation will address the actual mechanics of exiting the EU and will lay to rest some of the myths about Article 50. I will also cover the potential exit outcomes based on current law, and what businesses should be doing from a legal perspective to ensure they are in the optimum position when we start the exit process.

“It’s a time for calm reflection now the result of the Referendum is known.  For businesses who are prepared there will be new opportunities.”

Service Network, which has acted as the voice of the region’s professional, creative and technical services sectors since 1995, is managed by leading business support organisation RTC North. Its monthly meetings are organised to provide networking opportunities as well as focused advice and support on different aspects of doing business.

Neil continued:  “Some businesses have assumed there will be little or no impact on them, whereas others are extremely worried.  The only constant is that the better prepared businesses are already seeking out opportunities.”

“It will probably also have a calming effect if you start doing things now and get into a mindset that this is just a new way of doing business. It’s a time to be focused and to keep it simple.”

The Service Network’s and RTC North’s Jamie Ollivere, said: “We’d urge businesses with an interest in how Brexit will affect them to come along for what promises to be an informative and practical session, which will give them some ideas about where to go from here.”

The Service Network’s AGM and post-Brexit for businesses talk by Neil Warwick takes place at 11.30am, Thursday 25 August at RTC, Loftus House, Colima Avenue, Sunderland Enterprise Park, following the annual general meeting. A free networking lunch will be provided.

Businesses interested in attending can book their place by visiting


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