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Are you ready for Brexit? Prestige Purchasing can help your business through Brexit, regardless of what is in store for supply chain

Countdown to Brexit. Based on data from Sky news.

Current goings on in Brexit

Operators should be planning for no deal Brexit

Leaving the EU without a withdrawal deal is more than a distinct possibility after the recent Salzberg summit. The government’s focus is on securing the implementation period until December 2020 to allow more time. This is not yet agreed, and the possibility of a cliff-edge exit is (according to Mark Carney of Bank of England) uncomfortably high. It’s not widely publicised, but HMRC border teams are currently planning for a no deal scenario. The Chequers proposal was a compromise but, ironically, the softer or more palatable Brexit is from the UK’s perspective the less likely the EU are to accept it, fearing other countries may wish to follow suit.

The EU have not accepted the Chequers proposal as it is currently written, and the likelihood of our parliament accepting it seems even more remote. Sensible operators are now intensifying their planning based upon a no deal outcome.

8 things we can help you do before Brexit

1. Review supply chain completely

We help you understand what you spend, what products you buy, where they come from, and who your suppliers are. Prestige Purchasing can help you build even stronger relationships with them, and understand the challenges that Brexit may bring for them, in order to be agile and flexible.

2. Assess potential impacts

Helping you recognise the impacts that Brexit may have on each area of your business.

3. Examine supplier agreements

We help you look carefully at the length of your contracts and the consequences of break clauses. If appropriate we can assist with a review of currency hedging and multi-sourcing. Prestige Purchasing can help you examine future commercial strategy in the light of possible Brexit scenarios.

4. Create a risk log

We help you understand and prioritise based upon the likelihood and impact of risks, and make an initial assessment of how you will mitigate the impacts if the risk materialises. We research Brexit based issues such as potential impacts upon availability/cost/quality, staying in touch with developments and updating plans accordingly.

5. Calculate key exposures

Prestige purchasing can help you understand your key exposures and calculate risk within your supply chain.

6. Communicate

Brexit impacts will not just impact supply chain. We help you build cross-functional teams to monitor the situation and include risk management colleagues, compliance, financial, legal, operational, sales and marketing teams.

7. Collaborate

We help you develop a list of credible sources and arm yourself with data and timely, regular information. Keep stakeholders regularly informed, remaining clear and transparent about the implications.

8. Workshops

Prestige are here to help and support you through the Brexit process.

We run workshops for a number of clients to help them map their process, and prepare for Brexit.

If you would like support in guiding your business through Brexit, please get in touch via the form below.

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Watch our video on how Brexit will affect the Foodservice and Hospitality sector, or “8 things to do before Brexit” list below.

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Brexit Support Services

Are you ready for Brexit? Prestige Purchasing can help your business through Brexit, regardless of what is in store for supply chain.

Prestige Purchasing provide a portfolio of services designed for both large and small businesses, individually tailored to fully support your team in adding value through your supply chain providing the resource, skills and flexibility required to get the job done.

Enquire now to see how we can help

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