Selling Services Overseas Now & Post-Brexit
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The UK is the second largest exporter of services in the world and the EU is one of our most significant trading partners - receiving 39% of the UK's non-financial services exports. Trade in services is inherently different from trade in goods and companies that sell services overseas will face a unique set of challenges and opportunities post-Brexit.
So how will Brexit affect companies that sell services internationally? What are the practical issues that businesses should be aware of in the months and years ahead? How are other companies preparing for Brexit?
Join our latest International Trade Briefing event to:
- Hear from other companies about what practical issues they are concerned about and how they are preparing
- Understand how being in the EU currently facilitates trade in services
- Look at Post-Brexit UK/EU Trade Deal options and their implications for selling services in the EU
- Look at Potential impact on key sectors such as Professional Services, Digital/ICT, Creative, Education and Training
- Trade with Non-EU Markets - What do our current Free Trade Agreement’s do for the services sector? What might we expect from future deals around the world?
- The Brexit process – where are we now and what are the key milestones ahead?
Who Should Attend?
Whilst we can't forecast exactly what Brexit deal the UK will end up with, we can look at the various practical aspects of doing business with the EU that will be affected by Brexit and that companies should be aware of as they plan for the months and years ahead.
This event will particularly appeal to businesses that sell services to the EU and the rest of the world. In particular those in the following sectors: Professional Services, Digital/ICT, Creative and Education/Training.
Full cancellation charges will apply if cancelled within 14 days of the event
- Mike Walsh
- Course Director for Economics, Coventry University
Mike Walsh is the Academic Course Director for Economics. He has experience working in the insurance industry and has taught in the USA under the Fullbright Exchange Programme. His teaching focuses on the economics of the European Union, and his current research project is assessing the impact the UK referendum to leave the EU on West Midlands industry. Other research centres on the teaching of economics, such as the impact of e-learning and classroom games and experiments in economics.
- Cheryll Rawbone
- ACII, Chartered Insurance Practitioner Gallagher, Chairman – Coventry
Cheryll has over 30 years experience of dealing with risk management and insurance solutions for both private limited and publically quoted companies involved with both import and export, plus has practical working knowledge of supporting companies with overseas subsidiaries, and guiding them through the potential pitfalls from local legislative and compulsory insurance requirements. The Gallagher Coventry office leads on the company’s UK SME International offering including interaction with Institute of Export & International Trade, Open to Export, as well as supporting the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber.
- Susan Bradley
- Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney
Marks & Clerk is an international group of intellectual property service providers, encompassing patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys, lawyers and consultants. Susan is a UK and European qualified patent attorney. Prior to joining Marks & Clerk in 2015, Susan worked for a small IP firm in Northampton. Before joining the patent profession, Susan ran her own IT consultancy business for several years, and worked for BT Plc in Product Management and in High Level Complaints. She has a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry with Oceanography from the University of Southampton, as part of which she studied liquid crystal technology, semiconductors, surface chemistry, phosphorus uptake in diatoms and air pollution modelling.
- Paul James
- Director, Arquebus Solutions
Paul is a Director and Co-Founder of Arquebus Solutions Ltd. Over the past five years he has overseen the delivery of numerous projects to tackle the illegal use and supply of firearms on an international basis, working in partnership with national law enforcement agencies, academic institutions, the European Union and the United Nations amongst others. Arquebus Solutions have experience of working in over 40 different countries worldwide. Until his retirement from the UK Police Service in the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent in 2012 he was the Unit Head of the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS). He was involved in the establishment of NABIS from its outset and oversaw its development from concept to an operational unit.
- Paul Wrighting
- Documentation and Trade Training Manager, British Chambers of Commerce
As Documentation and Trade Training manager for the BCC, Paul helps the network deliver international trade services to the business community. Paul has a specific responsibility to deliver on our MOU's with BIS and HMRC regarding export documentation which are an important part of Chambers international Trade offering. Along with colleagues from the network, Paul has developed a series of International Trade one day courses which are now run across the UK. Paul initially trained as an accountant and held various positions in practice culminating in being the Manager of a branch office of the largest independent accountants in Warwickshire. In 1993 Paul moved into industry working as Finance Manager for a company in the optical industry which exported to Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. In 1999 Paul was promoted to General Manager and became responsible for managing the companies international network of distributors. In 2008 Paul joined the BCC as Finance Manager and was appointed National Trade Services Manager in July 2011.