Export expert calls for Brexit certainty

The boss of one of Lancashire’s leading exporters has urged the Government to be clear on its Brexit policy.

Mick Mayor, managing director of Team Leyland International, said businesses across the country were aware that there would be changes in the way they trade both in Europe and across the world.

His business is a supplier of high-quality vehicle parts which sells in to markets across the globe.
Team Leyland International is sponsoring the Exporter of the Year category at the Be Inspired Business Awards, The BIBAs, which is open for applications.

Mr Mayor said: “Our business communities are pragmatic and want to move on from the emotional arguments around Brexit that have stymied confidence and investment for so long.

“Decisions made during the next phase of negotiations will influence the business environment for decades to come.

“The government must clearly communicate what those changes will be – and provide timely guidance and support to help firms adapt and make the most of new opportunities as Britain sets its own trading polices.”

The Exporter of the Year category at this year’s BIBAs is open to Lancashire service and manufacturing businesses which place selling overseas at the heart of their business.

Mr Mayor said any firm applying needed to be able to “evidence export development in overseas markets, a strategic approach to exporting and the impact exports have on their business.”

The category is one of 20 open for applications at the awards which has prizes open to firms of all sectors and all sizes.

The application window is open until March 27 with all applicants which have made it through to the first round of judging being informed by the start of May.

Interviews will take place at the Fylde Coast offices of the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce from May 11, with a second round of judging where panels visit their category’s finalists getting underway in June.

For details on the awards and to apply, visit www.thebibas.co.uk.

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