Buckinghamshire Brexit Summit 2019

Buckinghamshire Brexit Summit 2019

This half-day summit, hosted in partnership with Buckinghamshire County Council, will be an opportunity for practical discussion and a chance to hear all the latest news and information on Brexit, what it means for Buckinghamshire, and how local businesses can make the most of life outside the EU.

As March 29th draws ever closer, and the possibility of a no deal Brexit grows, businesses will want to gather as much information as possible to prepare for the UK’s departure from the EU and to identify and benefit from any opportunities that arise.

Speakers include:

  • Allie Renison, Head of Europe and Trade Policy, Institute of Directors (IoD)
  • James Sibley, Deputy Head of EU & International Affairs, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Ken Moon, Chairman of the South Central Region, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Cllr. Martin Tett, Leader, Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Neil Gibson, Executive Director – Transport, Economy & Environment, Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Philippa Batting, Managing Director, Buckinghamshire Business First

Use the hashtag #BucksBrexit on the day of the Brexit Summit to join the conversation on social media.

Preparing for Brexit

Buckinghamshire Business First will be working in partnership with key stakeholders in business and government to ensure that Buckinghamshire is the best place to do business, no matter which Brexit scenario greets us in 2019.

The 'Brexit in Buckinghamshire' homepage on this website is a great source of information and advice related to Brexit, including the latest announcements from the government regarding preparations for a no deal scenario.

Part of the Buckinghamshire Business Festival

This event is part of the Buckinghamshire Business Festival. The festival is a celebration of business in the Entrepreneurial Heart of Britain and runs from March 4th-15th. Read more about the festival here, and check out the rest of the festival events schedule here.


Details

Date:
6 March, 2019 - 6 March, 2019
Time:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Networking and a light buffet lunch from 1pm
Price:
Free
Location:
University of Buckingham, The Vinson Building, Hunter Street, Buckingham, MK18 1EG
Please note:

A light buffet lunch will be provided.

Contact:
Buckinghamshire Business First Events Team
events@bbf.uk.com

Speakers

Allie Renison, Head of Europe and Trade Policy, Institute of Directors (IoD)
  • Allie Renison, Head of Europe and Trade Policy, Institute of Directors (IoD)

Allie devises recommendations and represents the voice of members on EU reform matters and helps provide the link between business and Government on international trade. She provides advocacy on a range of EU regulatory issues.

Allie holds a Master’s Degree in the political economy of emerging economies in the post-Soviet space.


Cllr. Martin Tett, Leader, Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Cllr. Martin Tett, Leader, Buckinghamshire County Council

Martin has been Leader of Buckinghamshire County Council since May 2011, having joined the Council in 2005. His responsibilities include overall policy direction and strategy, financial strategy, communications, external relations with Government and representative bodies. HS2 is a particular concern for Martin and he leads the county stance on this as well as economic development. Prior to becoming Leader Martin was Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment. He has pursued a policy of making Buckinghamshire “Member Led” and has introduced a “Think Councillor” policy for all officers. Martin is now the Chairman of the LGA Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board. He is also Chairman of SESL (South East Strategic Leaders) and England’s Economic Heartland Strategic Alliance.

Martin has a background in management consultancy and in marketing. He has been a member of a Hospital Trust Board and a member of the Governing Body of a school in one of the county’s most deprived areas.


James Sibley, Deputy Head of EU & International Affairs, Federation of Small Business
  • James Sibley, Deputy Head of EU & International Affairs, Federation of Small Business


Ken Moon, FSB Chairman of the South Central Region
  • Ken Moon, FSB Chairman of the South Central Region


Neil Gibson, Executive Director – Transport, Economy & Environment, Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Neil Gibson, Executive Director – Transport, Economy & Environment, Buckinghamshire County Council

Neil has championed major infrastructure projects, chaired the Project Executive for East West Rail, and developed ‘England’s Economic Heartland’, a strategic alliance across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire to drive economic growth and investment.

Neil is a Non-Executive Director of Bucks Advantage, a development company co-owned by the Buckinghamshire Authorities and the private sector.


Philippa Batting, Managing Director, Buckinghamshire Business First
  • Philippa Batting, Managing Director, Buckinghamshire Business First

From leaving Ireland at the age of 17 to becoming Managing Director of Buckinghamshire Business First, Philippa has steadily worked towards a role that suits her down to the ground. An accountant by profession, with more than 30 years’ experience of working within varied accounting environments in both the public and private sector, Philippa became Managing Director of Buckinghamshire Business First in April 2012.

She is highly motivated to make the right things happen for customers, staff and stakeholders by listening to them, seeing the whole picture and joining up the dots at strategic and operational levels to achieve results. A great believer in openness, transparency and honesty, with a collaborative style, she has led BBF through a period of radical change in the economic landscape. She has valuable experience in managing complex funding streams and multi funded revenue and capital projects that require the ability to work across different sectors with varying reporting needs.

Philippa’s appointment at BBF brought together her passions for business and her love of Buckinghamshire. Since arriving from Ireland she has lived, worked and brought up her family in the county.


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