Brexit experts to present in Upminster


Renowned Brexit expert, Allie Renison from the Institute of Directors (IoD) will speak with business leaders at a thought leadership dinner to be held in Upminster on Thursday 5 October.

Renison, fondly known as ‘Miss Brexit’ by many in the UK media, will share the platform with Gary Cobbing, Commercial Director for the Uniserve Group, who will host the dinner at their Supply Chain Academy Headquarters in Upminster.

“As the talks reach deadlock, our members want the Government to secure a transition arrangement as soon as possible. The Government has a window of opportunity from now until next summer – at the latest - to make progress on securing interim arrangements,” says Renison. “EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier suggested Brussels would be open to transition “if the UK should so request” and the UK Government has been most vocal on this of late. It may herald the possibility that addressing this business-critical issue may not be so far off.”

Renison, Head of Europe & Trade Policy for the IoD, will explain what the IoD is doing to obtain clarity and certainty from the government plus provide advice on best practice for businesses to maximise global trade. Renison and Cobbing will also provide an update on the potential impact of Brexit negotiations on customs and VAT plus an in-depth look at how businesses in the East of England can access global trade opportunities.

“To gain competitive advantage in this time of uncertainty, it is good for business leaders to gain business intelligence on where the Government are with the Brexit negotiations and unlock hidden gems for global trade efficiency and cost reduction for the bottom line, ” says Cobbing.

Non IoD members are welcome to attend the event. Please call T: 0203 006 2729 for more information.


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