This is not the same as dealing with a downturn in the economy, currency fluctuation or failed contracts. This is wholly unchartered waters.
With so much flux around what deal the UK will strike with the EU, and many imponderables around the impact on day to day business activity, you might be excused for thinking the best thing to do is sit back and wait. Wait for more detail, more clarity, and greater certainty.
Our advice? Think Ahead. Be proactive. A ‘do nothing’ approach is not an option.
We are advising our customers to gather as much information as they can about their business, now.
Brexit will undoubtedly bring challenges. Equally it may also bring opportunity. By increasing your competitiveness you will be better placed to adapt and deal with these changes.
Our focus has been, and continues to be, on providing support to make Northern Ireland businesses as competitive as they can be. Brexit does not change that. Our support mechanisms such as trade visits, in-market advice, skills programmes, grants for innovation and R&D, and help to create jobs are just as valid now as they were before and can help you prepare for Brexit.
As your Trusted Business Partner we are providing our staff with regular training to help guide you through this process and we are updating our Think Ahead pages with new information and advice as it comes available. If you would like our support please contact your client manager or contact our Business Support Team on, Tel 0800 181 4422 or submit an enquiry.