Contributed by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
19/03/2019 - Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Adam Marshall, director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), is coming to Suffolk in early April to brief the local business community about the state of the Brexit process up to that point – and to hear from local firms about their plans for the future.
Adam has been invited by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce to be the keynote speaker at their networking event on 9 April at Ipswich Town Football Club.
The BCC is the national body of Suffolk Chamber and the other 52 accredited chambers across the country. As director-general, Adam has been at the forefront in representing the concerns, questions and views of all member businesses about the Brexit process to Government ministers, Shadow Government ministers and senior civil servants.
Adam said: “For the last two and a half years we have been working across government and Whitehall to get businesses the information they need to plan effectively for the future. While we’ve successfully pushed for answers to many practical business concerns, firms are still in the dark on a range of key issues, and crucially, on future trading conditions, which is affecting planning and confidence.
“While it’s unclear where exactly the Brexit process will stand when I come to speak in Suffolk, I look forward to engaging with local businesses and hearing about their experiences. I have no doubt that Suffolk’s business community, with the support of the Chamber, will meet head on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”
John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, looked forward to Adam’s visit: “He is a great speaker and his account of the BCC’s lobbying of everyone from Theresa May to Jeremy Corbyn on behalf of our members is bound to make for a compelling talk.
“By lifting the lid on the Brexit process to date from the perspective of the UK’s leading business body, Adam will also provide a wealth of ideas about what the immediate future might hold for this country.”
Suffolk Chamber’s April networking lunch is sponsored by BDO LLP, a leading accountancy and business advisory firm. For further information and to book: www.suffolkchamber.co.uk/events
Photo: Dr Adam Marshall, credit: BCC
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