Sutton Coldfield Town Centre BID has brought together the Mayor of West Midlands and local businesses throughout Sutton Coldfield to discuss the impact Brexit will have on the Royal Town.
The event saw local political figures Andy Street CBE, Mayor of West Midlands, and The Rt. Hon. Andrew Mitchell MP, share their views and insight with over 40 representatives from key local companies.
Organised by Sutton Coldfield Town Centre Business Improvement District, the respected special guests also shared their top tips on how business owners can prepare their organisation for an uncertain economic climate post-Brexit.
The session, which took place on Friday 16 November, came as part of Sutton Coldfield Town Centre BID’s ongoing Business Development Fund, which has seen a host of events already take place this year, from a social media workshop to regular networking evenings.
With a board of over ten local business people at the helm, including representatives from Sutton Coldfield College, The Gracechurch Centre and Coburg Banks, the BID aims to help support and develop the wide variety of companies in the area, with each board member nurturing different sectors of local business.
Mark Wilkinson, owner of Coburg Banks and Business Development Director for Sutton Coldfield Town Centre BID’s board, said: “We are delighted to have welcomed these leading political figures to host a very special Brexit event with local businesses. The session proved to be incredibly invaluable, and both Andy Street and Andrew Mitchell provided a wealth of knowledge, insight and tips with all of the businesses who attended.
“As a member of the BID board, we are committed to providing local businesses with a variety of workshops and events throughout the year to help enhance and develop their business plan, and will continue to work with local politicians to support local organisations throughout the Brexit process,” he added.