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Keep your business moving with help from the Solent LEP

18 June 2021

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL INSTEAD BE PRODUCED INTO A PODCAST TO BE SHARED WIDELY IN COMING WEEKS.

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Businesses from across the Solent region are invited to attend the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)’s ‘Keep Your Business Moving’ webinar in partnership with Newable.

This free virtual event, will take place on Wednesday 30 June from 10am - 12pm. It is designed to help businesses navigate changes in e-commerce, customs and data security now the UK has left the EU single market and customs union.

Brain Johnson the Chair of Solent LEP said: “This webinar is a great way for businesses to find out how they can adjust to the new landscape, minimise disruption to their business and take advantage of new opportunities. It's part of our strategy of  offering a tailored  approach to businesses in the Solent area, so, together, we can build a more prosperous and productive regional economy.

“Businesses of all sizes and across all sectors, from Southampton to Portsmouth, the New Forest and the Isle of Wight and everywhere in between have been deeply affected by the various events of the last two years. This is one of a number of programmes we're running to support local businesses as they move forward, and I'd encourage any business with an online presence to join us and find out how to best use and protect their website and digital assets.”

Attendees will be joined by industry experts including Justin Torgout, Director of The South East Cyber Resilience Centre. As an experienced Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) having managed large scale investigations and as an accredited Kidnap & Extortion manager, Detective Superintendent Justin Torgout brings over 25 years of policing experience to the Cyber Resilience Centre and will be helping attendees to understand the risk cyber-crime poses to their businesses.

Speakers also include James Ford, Business Engagement and Growth Hub Manager at the Solent LEP, Chris Hill, Founder & Managing Director at RUNWAYE. Also, Frances Fawcett, International Trade Specialist who will bring expertise in both the e-commerce and customs issues and said “It’s a reality that many exporters are still getting to grips with changes since the UK left the EU and new processes and rules are still being introduced. It’s therefore vitally important that business support organisations such as the Solent LEP provide advice on these issues and can introduce experts to help. We are delighted to be taking part and looking forward to helping even more traders navigate the realities of Brexit.”

Brian Johnson added: "If you are a Solent-based small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), or an entrepreneur looking to learn more about e-commerce, customs and data security, this virtual event is for you."

 

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