An event that shared practical tips from specialists to help UK business leaders prepare for the impact of Brexit

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Prepare your Business for Brexit


An event that shared practical tips from specialists to help UK business leaders prepare for the impact of Brexit.

Given the uncertainties around what Brexit means for companies and their planning and decision making, we provided clarity to business leaders and professionals about what they can do to mitigate a range of risks.

Our specialists helped business leaders prepare for and understand some of the potential scenarios that could arise as a result of Brexit, in order to minimise the impact and manage key risks that could affect their business.


Employment – Strategic Global Mobility Issues

International Trade – Trade Finance and Foreign Exchange

Cash Flow and Finance – Forecasting, Cash flow and Planning


London Stock Exchange
10 Paternoster Row

The Programme

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Who Spoke?

  • 4.00pm – Registration and Soft Drinks
  • 4.30 pm – Introduction, James Hurley
  • 4.35 pm – Chris Southworth, ICC UK
  • 4.50 pm – Andrew Law, Moneycorp
  • 5.00 pm – Panel Discussion
  • 5.25 pm – Conclusion and Summary
  • 5.30 pm – Drinks and Canapes

The Speakers

Simon Willmett


Nucleus Commercial Finance

In his role as Financial Director at Nucleus, as well as the day-to-day finances of the business, Simon is responsible for devising and executing the business strategy, financial planning and modelling.

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He specialises in providing insights in to building robust business strategies, stress-testing your business finances and scenario planning.
Simon has nearly 20 years experience in accounting, with 10 years at Deloitte before he moved over to work in SME financial management.

Gareth Wadley


Gateley Plc

Gareth Wadley specialises in both employment and immigration law. He advises on all employment matters, including: tribunal litigation; employment contracts and bonus arrangements.

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Gareth also specialises in senior executive appointments and terminations; internal grievances, investigations and disciplinary matters; domestic and international outsourcings; TUPE; and individual and collective redundancy exercises.

Gareth is currently working closely with employers across a variety of sectors. He helps them analyse the impact Brexit may have on their human resources and develops resourcing strategies in anticipation of the likely changes to the UK immigration system.

Mark Abrams


Trade Finance Global

Mark works with companies across a range of sectors focusing on international trade finance. He joined TFG in 2016 from Reed Smith, where he specialised in Commodity Finance.

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Guest Speakers

Chris Southworth, Secretary General, ICC United Kingdom

Chris Southworth is the Secretary General of ICC United Kingdom. Prior to joining ICC, Chris was Executive Director for Global Partnerships at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), Head of the International Chambers of Commerce Unit at UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and a Senior Policy Advisor to Lord Heseltine for his independent review of UK competitiveness. In 2011, he helped to set up the mid-size business export programme at UKTI and was a Senior Policy Advisor for the 2011 Government Review of Mid-Size Businesses.

ICC is the world’s largest business organisation, representing 6.5 million companies across all sectors and company sizes in over 130 countries. It is the only business organisation with UN Observer Status. ICC United Kingdom works with British business groups worldwide to represent the voice of British business at inter-governmental level – the United Nations, G20 and World Trade Organization.

Andrew Law, Moneycorp

Andrew will discuss what the future holds for GBP in light of recent Brexit news.

Andrew is currently a Senior Dealer at Moneycorp where he advises on hedging foreign exchange risks for corporate and institutional clients. Previously Head of Institutional Sales and Structured Products for the Bank of Ireland Global Markets, with over 30 years experience in the banking industry. Andrew has worked in Financial Institutions covering a great variety of jurisdictions and specialisms.

Meet our Moderator

James Hurley, The Times

James Hurley works as enterprise editor at The Times, covering the interests, passions and challenges of start-ups, fast-growing companies and established businesses. He previously held the same role at The Telegraph.

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