Big Brexit Lunch
at Kent Vision LIVE

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What will Brexit mean for YOUR Business?

Official figures indicated that the UK's service sector helped the economy to grow faster than expected in the three months after the Brexit vote. 

So were the pessimists wrong?

The first Kent Vision LIVE Big Business Lunch will see over 100 invited guests come together to debate this question, and discuss the business impacts and opportunities presented by Brexit. 

Whatever sector you consider – Services, Manufacturing or the Digital Economy – it is clear that Britain’s exit from the EU will have a significant impact on the business environment. For exporters, the falling value of Sterling may result in a net gain – while for others the consequences could be far less positive. With a general election now thrown in for good measure, certainty about anything will be a rare commodity over the next 18-24 months. 

However, businesses still need to plan with the best information they can access, or they risk missed opportunities, disruption or worse. To help inform that planning, the Big Brexit Lunch presents a panel of experts with a wealth of experience and a broad range of perspectives.

No business likes surprises… 

The event opens with the Institute of Director’s Chief Economist sharing what is known about Brexit: the latest facts, assumptions and expected implications.  

Following the briefing, invitees will be able to join the debate with an expert panel as they discuss the opportunities and threats Brexit presents.  

This new event has been designed to help the Kent business community learn practical steps to help them thrive in a post-Brexit world, plan for the future and be ready to exploit the bigger opportunities in the months and years to come.

The Kent Vision LIVE Big Business Lunch takes place at the Kent Showground, during the Kent Vision LIVE event on Wednesday 10th May 2017, with an invited audience of 100+ business owners, managers and leaders from across Kent and the South East.  


This free to attend event, with included lunch, is by invitation only, with limited availability. Successful applicants will be notified ahead of the event.

>> CLICK HERE to request an invite to this special Networking Lunch


12.00      Lunch opens in the Clive Emson Building, Kent Event Centre

12.15      Lunch served

12.30      Opening Introductions & Brexit Update with James Sproule, Chief Economist, Institute of Directors

12.40      Expert Panel Discussion with

  • Professor Richard G. Whitman MA PhD FAcSS, Professor of Politics & International Relations at the School of Politics & International Relations, University of Kent
  • Erol Huseyin, Partner - Corporate and Commercial Team, Brachers LLP
  • Amelia Hadfield, Director of the Centre for European Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Ellen Walsh, Practice Leader, Grant Thornton
13.30       Lunch Close, followed by afternoon workshops and a chance to explore the Kent Vision LIVE exhibition. 


About Brachers LLP

Brachers is an award winning law firm, providing valuable legal support to individuals and companies. Founded more than 100 years ago, the firm remains renowned for building lasting relationships with clients. 

The team provides legal support to help businesses face their future with confidence: whether it’s advice on potential contractual risks, contingency planning, staffing, credit control or legal support on strategic projects, the team is proud to work alongside businesses and individuals to achieve the right result. Their service offering is further complemented through their associated HR consultancy company, Kent HR. 

Feedback from clients has led to Brachers achieving top national and regional rankings by leading independent guides to UK law firms, with 26 specialist areas being recognised. The firm also won the coveted Law Firm of the Year prize at the national Halsbury’s Legal Awards in 2015, further testament of their commitment to client care and professionalism.

About Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is a leading business adviser that helps dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth.

As the world’s sixth largest professional services network of independent accounting and consulting member firms, Grant Thornton provides assurance, tax and advisory services to privately held businesses, public interest entities, and public sector entities.

By looking at the macro environment, and seeing the impact on clients and industry, the firm has aligned itself around a shared purpose to shape a vibrant economy and a shared vision to become the go-to firm for growth for dynamic organisations by 2020.

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