A Lancashire business leader has urged the county’s exporters to remain resilient against the headwinds of Brexit uncertainty.
Mick Mayor, of vehicle parts specialist Team Leyland International, said firms in both the manufacturing and service sectors of the county’s economy were “well equipped” to continue to sell overseas.
However, he said the uncertainty being caused by Britain’s prolonged departure from the European Union was not helping business and urged politicians to unite to reach a swift resolution.
Team Leyland International is sponsoring the Exporter of the Year category at this year’s Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, which is due to start its first round of judging next month.
Mr Mayor said: “For generations, Lancashire has shown itself as one of the leading lights of international trade in this country based on the fact that our businesses have consistently delivered goods and services which are sought after across the globe.
“That has not changed due to the Brexit and if we continue to deliver the right product with the right service at a competitive price, I believe UK businesses are well equipped to continue to grow in international markets.
“But, there are many things which are outside our control such as the uncertainty caused by the further delays we have seen in the Brexit process; the longer that continues, the more damaging it will be for our businesses.”
Team Leyland, which marked its 25th year in business in 2018, vehicles & automotive parts to markets across the globe using its established international distribution network.
It is one of a number of leading Lancashire firms sponsoring the 20 awards categories which are up for grabs at this year’s BIBAs which gets its first rounds of judging underway from May 13.
This will see applicants meet with judges for face-to-face interviews held at the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce’s Fylde Coast offices in Blackpool.
For full details of the judging round, visit thebibas.co.uk or contact the BIBAs team on 01772 653000.