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EU Exit

Bespoke advice for your business

The UK has agreed an extension for leaving the European Union on 31 December 2020. During this time, we will remain a member of the EU. In light of the extension government departments will continue to prepare for all EU Exit scenarios. 

Brexit4Business

Brexit4Business is dedicated to providing EU Exit advice to businesses within the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area, including Huntingdonshire and Fenland, with the aim of delivering clarity on the question of how leaving the European Union will affect their business.

Find out more here. 

Government funding available

To further support this transitional period, the Government are providing funding to help businesses complete customs declarations, to provide specific training for employees, and to procure IT upgrades.

To further support this transitional period, the Government are providing funding to help businesses through the services provided by growth hubs and Local Authorities. Check with your local growth hub to find out what is available in your area.

The government must plan for every possible outcome including no deal. Without a deal, businesses may need to act before 31 December 2020. Use this information to understand how leaving the EU may affect your business and what you can do to get ready.

The Business Helpline provides free advice on where businesses can find information and guidance to prepare for leaving the EU. 

Telephone: 0300 2000 300 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)

Meet the team

Chris George<br />
Growth Hub Manager

Chris George

Growth Hub Manager

Chris is an experienced professional with over 30 years knowledge and experience in sales and marketing in the public sector along with 15 years working for two mainstream automotive manufacturers in the sub 10,000 fleet. Delivered sustainable change in a vast range of industries, whilst constantly updating and developing core competencies and knowledge.

Working in the Local Authority sector for the last 15 years has resulted in Chris turning around failing territories to becoming some of the best performing areas in the country, with excellent stakeholder engagement and a passion for premium delivery. Outside of work, Chris is a keen gardener, and also likes property restoration and reading.

Ashleigh Jackson<br />
Growth Hub Business Advisor

Ashleigh Jackson

Growth Hub Business Advisor

A proven senior influencer and sales professional with more than 25 years’ experience in brand building and driving category growth within the private sector.

“I have a strong research background, alongside vast experience in sponsorship and corporate events management.

My work has initiated good working partnerships with many Local Authorities across Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire and London. I have also worked with many multi-national brands including KPMG, Barclays, EasyJet, Kingston Smith LLP, London Stansted Airport, Morgan Sindall and Heineken. I’m proud to be able to enhance on the work we do here at the CPCA Growth Hub and build on many success stories.

Away from the business, health and fitness is important to me, being in the great outdoors, and enjoying fun times and relaxation with family and friends”.

Stuart Thomas<br />
Growth Hub Business Advisor

Stuart Thomas

Growth Hub Business Advisor

Stuart is a former small business owner and former Business Link Advisor and has also worked as a project manager for an international IT company, overseeing a large number of IT projects for large corporate enterprises, as well as large public sector organisations.

Stuart has served as a director for an international timber trading company and has also been a director of a local independent radio station, where he mentored a number of new staff. Prior to this he spent time as a secondary school teacher, teaching IT and business studies at both GCSE and A level.

Liana Sannah Growth Hub Business Analyst

Liana Sannah

Growth Hub Business Analyst

Liana is an experienced professional with over 15 years’ experience as an Executive Assistant. Liana has previously been employed by Warner bros, Daily Mirror, Aviva and AXA. These roles have given her a wide range of skills and in a vast range of industries.

Liana has been working in the Local Authority sector for almost three years, as a Growth hub advisor and producing the Monthly BEIS report. In her leisure time, Liana enjoys cooking, interior design and watching movies.