To help customers better prepare for Brexit, leading UK warehouse and logistics expert, CM (Core Management Logistics), hosted its very own Brexit forum to educate and inform attendees of the potential impact that Brexit may have on logistics operations.
The event was held at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire and lasted for six hours. Those in attendance included a panel of 17 experts, seven representatives from CML, and over 20 delegates, all customers of CML. With a wide customer base, attendees ranged from its freight and contract logistics business sectors and included fashion brands, catering equipment and automotive companies.
Guests were able to listen to expert advice and opinions from the panel of industry experts and were also given the opportunity to ask questions of their own. Amongst the panel was a Brexit risk consultant, VAT specialists, economists, and a trade finance representative. All delegates were also given the opportunity to network and exchange details during the conference.
In the morning session, general questions were posed to the panel covering the issues and possibilities of Brexit that may be making businesses apprehensive. Following lunch, delegates were able to ask questions that were more specific to their individual businesses. Topics included: ‘How will the industry reduce inevitable delays with processing additional customs formalities?’ and ‘how would we be able to reduce the ‘double duty’ effect on goods that we buy from Europe?’
CML commercial director Kerry Delaney commented: “With a lot of uncertainty surrounding Brexit, we wanted to ensure our customers are fully educated and informed on the impact that this may have on the industry. Our panel of experts were excellent and were able to shed a lot of light on various different topics surrounding Brexit. We’d also like to reassure all of our customers that CML will continue to provide a first class service throughout the process, regardless of any potential implications.”