Big Brexit Lunch
at Kent Vision LIVE

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Outline Agenda:

12.30      Lunch opens & delegate networking in the Clive Emson Building, Kent Event Centre

13.00      Opening Introductions & Brexit Update with Phil Eckersley, Agent, South East and East Anglia, Bank of England

13.10      Expert Panel Discussion with

  • Sandra Matthews-Marsh MBE, Chief Executive, Visit Kent 
  • Allan Buckley, Chair, Kent County Landowners Associationl  Emeritus Professor, Institute for European Environmental Policy
  • Tim Waggott, CEO, Port of Dover
  • Partner from Brachers Corporate and Commercial Team
  • Partner from Kreston Reeves
14.00      Lunch Close, followed by afternoon workshops and a chance to explore the Kent Vision LIVE exhibition. 


What will Brexit mean for YOUR Business?

Official figures indicated that the UK's service sector helped the economy to grow faster than expected in the three months after the Brexit vote. 

So were the pessimists wrong?

The second Kent Vision LIVE Big Business Lunch will see over 100 invited guests come together to debate this question, and discuss the business impacts and opportunities presented by Brexit. 

Whatever sector you consider – Services, Manufacturing or the Digital Economy – it is clear that Britain’s exit from the EU will have a significant impact on the business environment. For exporters, the falling value of Sterling may result in a net gain – while for others the consequences could be far less positive. With a general election now thrown in for good measure, certainty about anything will be a rare commodity over the next 18-24 months. 

However, businesses still need to plan with the best information they can access, or they risk missed opportunities, disruption or worse. To help inform that planning, the Big Brexit Lunch presents a panel of experts with a wealth of experience and a broad range of perspectives.

No business likes surprises… 

The event opens with Phil Eckersley, Agent, Bank of England sharing what is known about Brexit: the latest facts, assumptions and expected implications.  

Following the briefing, invitees will be able to join the debate with an expert panel as they discuss the opportunities and threats Brexit presents.  

This event has been designed to help the Kent business community learn practical steps to help them thrive in a post-Brexit world, plan for the future and be ready to exploit the bigger opportunities in the months and years to come.

The Kent Vision LIVE Big Brexit Lunch takes place at the Kent Showground, during the Kent Vision LIVE event on Wednesday 16th May 2018, with an invited audience of 100+ business owners, managers and leaders from across Kent and the South East.  


This free to attend event, with included lunch, is by invitation only, with limited availability. Successful applicants will be notified ahead of the event.

>> CLICK HERE to request an invite to this special Networking Lunch

About Brachers LLP

Brachers is an award winning law firm, providing valuable legal support to individuals and companies. Founded more than 100 years ago, the firm remains renowned for building lasting relationships with clients. 

The team provides legal support to help businesses face their future with confidence: whether it’s advice on potential contractual risks, contingency planning, staffing, credit control or legal support on strategic projects, the team is proud to work alongside businesses and individuals to achieve the right result. Their service offering is further complemented through their associated HR consultancy company, Kent HR. 

Feedback from clients has led to Brachers achieving top national and regional rankings by leading independent guides to UK law firms, with 26 specialist areas being recognised. The firm also won the coveted Law Firm of the Year prize at the national Halsbury’s Legal Awards in 2015, further testament of their commitment to client care and professionalism.

About Kreston Reeves

Kreston Reeves advises dynamic organisations, private individuals and families. We help business people make confident decisions about the future. 

At your side
Change is constant, the volume of information is overwhelming yet there never seems to be enough time to consider it: what should you do next? How can you minimise risk and ensure future success?

We get to know you, so we can help you make the right decisions as you move forward. And – because information is power - we’ll make sure you have the best real-time financial data at your fingertips.

We complement our core of traditional accountancy expertise with specialisms in corporate finance, business advice, online accounting, tax – whether corporate, international or personal, VAT consulting and forensic accounting. Let’s talk.

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