New website explains the business landscape following EU exit

Businesses in Warwickshire can access free advice about changes to the business landscape post-EU exit from a new bespoke website.

Growth Hubs throughout the West Midlands are working together to encourage all business to 'Check, Change and Go' following the end of the transition period and the UK’s exit from the EU.

A new website has been launched to provide impartial information to help businesses stay informed about the changes that affect them and take advantage of new opportunities arising from the new rules which came into force from January 1.

The website - www.wmgrowthhubs-eusupport.co.uk - provides information on the local and national business support that is available for SMEs to find the help they need. It gives details of events and workshops to be held to guide businesses through the maze of changes and maximise the new opportunities.

There is also the opportunity to complete an EU Transition Support Questionnaire to request specialist support needed by your business.

Craig Humphrey, managing director of the Coventry & Warwickshire LEP Growth Hub, is encouraging businesses to keep up to speed with the new rules to ensure their operations are uninterrupted.

He said: “The UK’s exit from the EU Customs Union and Single Market means we now have zero tariffs and quotas with the EU.

“The decisions which businesses make are crucial to their long-term success as the UK moves forward to being an independent trading nation.

“Businesses need help with resources which are relevant to them and staff at the Growth Hubs throughout the West Midlands will be able to point them in the right direction to access the help they need.

“The Growth Hubs have appointed sector specialists in a wide range of industries from automotive to transport and logistics, to employment law and importing and exporting.

“This website will help businesses navigate the changes and understand the new rules which affect them on a daily basis. We hope this will prove to be a valuable resource to help businesses whatever sector they are in, and all the expert advice via the Growth Hubs across the region is free and impartial.”

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “This invaluable resource will act a single point of information for businesses across the West Midlands, giving crucial advice on how to adapt to the new rules. Every business will need to explore how they can benefit from the new arrangements but also understand what changes they’ll need to make to continue trading successfully with businesses in the EU.”

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