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Brexit Update – where are we now? 19 January

At the time of writing, we are still waiting on news from the Brexit negotiators and by January 2021 we will be clear about whether or not we have a Free Trade Agreement with Europe or not.

Our expert panellists, Deirdre Maguire of InterTrade Ireland and Seamus Leheny of Logistics UK, both of whom have taken part in all four of our Countdown to Brexit webinars of 2020, will discuss the learnings and action points necessary for business to progress , with our Chamber CEO, Paul Clancy.

We will finally have the “knowns” and now business can start to move forward with certainty.

 

Presenter bios:

Deirdre Maguire, InterTradeIreland

 Deirdre has a wide range of experience working with SMEs, is a Bachelor of Financial Services.  She previously worked with Ulster Bank in both Retail and in Business Banking for over 20 years and in a range of positions. She then worked in the manufacturing sector with Norbrook Laboratories and then with MJM Marine Group and now manages the InterTradeIreland Brexit Advisory Service and is working closely with SMEs sharing the detail of supports available through Brexit and Covid.

Seamus Leheny, Logistics UK

Seamus Leheny is the Policy Manager for Logistics UK in Northern Ireland representing the interests of businesses involved in all elements of logistics, supply chains and transport.

Seamus’s work involves regular engagement with national and local government on a wide range of policy matters ranging from Brexit, compliance, sustainable transport and infrastructure.

Prior to working for Logistics UK, Seamus worked in the European and Deep Sea shipping industry representing various shipping companies based in Belfast Port gaining valuable experience in supply chains, administrative and customs protocols for various trade flows.

At the time of writing, we are still waiting on news from the Brexit negotiators and by January 2021 we will be clear about whether or not we have a Free Trade Agreement with Europe or not.

 

Our expert panellist, Deirdre Maguire of InterTrade Ireland and Seamus Leheny of Logistics UK, who have taken part in all four of our Countdown to Brexit webinars of 2020, will discuss the learnings and the action points necessary for business to progress.

 

We will finally have the “knowns” and now business can start to move forward with certainty.

 

Presenter bios:

 

Deirdre Maguire, InterTradeIreland

 

Deirdre has a wide range of experience working with SMEs, is a Bachelor of Financial Services.  She previously worked with Ulster Bank in both Retail and in Business Banking for over 20 years and in a range of positions. She then worked in the manufacturing sector with Norbrook Laboratories and then with MJM Marine Group and now manages the InterTradeIreland Brexit Advisory Service and is working closely with SMEs sharing the detail of supports available through Brexit and Covid.

Seamus Leheny, Logistics UK

Seamus Leheny is the Policy Manager for Logistics UK in Northern Ireland representing the interests of businesses involved in all elements of logistics, supply chains and transport.

Seamus’s work involves regular engagement with national and local government on a wide range of policy matters ranging from Brexit, compliance, sustainable transport and infrastructure.

Prior to working for Logistics UK, Seamus worked in the European and Deep Sea shipping industry representing various shipping companies based in Belfast Port gaining valuable experience in supply chains, administrative and customs protocols for various trade flows.