Who should attend?
CFO's, FD's, CEO's & MD's from the manufacturing and engineering sector.
What is it about?
To celebrate the launch of the UK's largest manufacturing & engineering survey report, MHA MacIntyre Hudson, supported by Lloyds Commercial Bank and the Department for International Trade, are holding a breakfast seminar to discuss what lies ahead for local manufacturing and engineering businesses, especially in the wake of a post Brexit Britain.
This event will be a great opportunity to network with fellow guests and business owners in the manufacturing sector as well as the chance to hear from:
• Department for International Trade, Angus Murray - Exporting
• Lloyds Bank, Chris Leahy - International Trade Portal
• MHA MacIntyre Hudson, Kate Arnott - Survey report results
Breakfast rolls and refreshments will be served upon arrival, so please join us for what is likely to be an insightful and rewarding event where you will also be able to get a copy of the much anticipated 2016/17 MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Report.
Who is speaking?
Angus Murray, Senior International Trade Adviser, Department for International Trade South East
Angus is an experienced International Business Development Manager, who has been advising and mentoring companies on developing business overseas for over ten years.
He is passionate about UK exports and has a wealth of practical experience in doing business and managing international distribution channels. In addition to managing a team of International Trade Advisers, Angus is also a Latin America specialist, frequently taking UK companies to the region.
Chris Leahy, Manager, SME Client Propositions, Lloyds Commercial Bank
Chris Leahy is Lloyds Banking Group’s project lead for the International Trade Portal, a new online insight solution designed to help companies explore business opportunities overseas.
Chris currently works for the SME Client Propositions team, based in Bristol, and his background encompasses the broad sweep of commercial banking, from supporting local startup initiatives in the West Country to working with global corporates and capital markets in the City.
Chris has worked for Lloyds for the last 13 years across a variety of roles, including client insight and strategy, and as a result is passionate about hearing what clients have to say and putting their needs at the heart of what the bank does.
International trade as a topic, and our performance as a trading nation, have been thrown into sharp relief by the Brexit decision. Our ability to tap into new markets is, if anything, now even more important given the current geopolitical situation. Chris is committed to ensuring Lloyds’ clients have the best chance of weathering the storm and succeeding in their international ambitions.
Kate Arnott, Partner, MHA MacIntyre Hudson
Kate is a leading member of MHA's National Manufacturing & Engineering team due to her specialist knowledge and understanding of the sector. Kate has a wide ranging portfolio of clients and enjoys advising on a variety of matters affecting businesses. Many of her clients have directly benefited from her exceptional level of support and the emphasis she puts on planning for growth and profitability.
Kate ensures her clients personal and business compliance needs are managed so they can get on with running and growing their business and keeps in regular contact to share ideas.
We hope to see you in Reading!