Brexit conference to take place in Preston

Posted on - 21st April, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston News
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Kwasi Kwarteng is due to give a speech about Brexit during the conference

A conference exploring all angles of Brexit will still go ahead – despite the latest delay in proceedings.


Preston Guild Hall is playing host to the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce’s Brexit for Business event.

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More than 300 people have signed up to hear how Brexit may affect their firms in Preston and the county.

Confirmed speakers include under-secretary of state at the Department for Exiting the European Union Kwasi Kwarteng, the interim chair of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership David Taylor and the Director General of the Institute of Export Lesley Batchelor OBE.

The half-day conference takes place on Friday 26 April.


Chamber policy manager Alan Welsh said: “We have put together a terrific line-up of experts who will be advising businesses on what they need to do next.

“We have highlighted several Brexit related issues that businesses would like more support with; and we intend to cover each one at the conference – namely borders and trade, immigration and skills, regulatory alignment and finance. Our businesses need answers to plan for the future and we are doing our level best to help them.”

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Leading political commentator and TV presenter Rob McGloughlin OBE will host the event.

Entry is free to all businesses in Lancashire and you need to email for a place

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