In association with The Manufacturing Growth Fund and Lombard, this event is an opportunity for local manufacturing firms to voice their concerns and questions regarding the future of the industry once the UK leaves the EU. UK Manufacturing is underpinned by its trading relationship with the EU. According to EEF data, 45% of the sector’s exports head to the single market. Tied in to this are the 1,050,000 manufacturing jobs related to EU exports. Furthermore, EU immigrants represent 11% of the manufacturing workforce. Over the three quarters of the UK manufacturers employ at least one EU national due to an insufficient number of applicants applying for their job. UK manufacturing firms are facing a ‘tipping point’ in terms of the need to plan for future investment and employment in the face of uncertainty surrounding post-Brexit arrangements. Certainty might still be a long way off, which is why firms need to find ulterior solutions. Through this event, we will provide these solutions and help firms in our local manufacturing industry to understand how they can stabilise, compete and grow, regardless of the unknown post-Brexit settlement. Solutions will be presented in the form of how to plan for Brexit, marketing strategies and the adoption of industry 4.0 technologies. The intention is for the firms to leave with a positive outlook for the future, gained from knowledge of the support and funding that is on offer to help them become more efficient and competitive in the face of Brexit. To book your place at the event, please contact Amy Edwards on firstname.lastname@example.org Limited places available.