Shropshire Chamber has launched its FREE ‘5 days of Brexit Readiness’ campaign which will run across Shropshire from 21 October for 5 days raising awareness to individuals or businesses of how they can get ready for Brexit.


Our roadshow and campaign runs alongside the Government’s own ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ national campaign and will be setting out what business owners might need to do, if anything, to get ready to leave the EU on 31 October.

The ‘5 Days of Brexit Readiness’ campaign, will see Shropshire Chamber take their roadshow to 3 venues across Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Telford and play host in Shrewsbury to 1 full day course and 2 half day courses which are beneficial to companies or individuals working in an export environment.

The roadshow itself will take the form of speakers in the morning discussing a range of topics that may impact business owners, followed by a Q&A session, lunch and then 1-2-1 sessions booked with a range of advisers.

There are a limited number of places being made available to individuals and the business community, all at no cost and these will be on a strictly first come, first served basis.

If you want to find out more about Shropshire Chamber’s ‘5 Days of Brexit Readiness’ campaign visit their events calendar at www.shropshire-chamber.co.uk/events

Don’t delay in booking your place as Shropshire Chamber believes there will be a huge amount of interest in the roadshow, the 1-2-1 sessions and the courses, particularly as all the places are FREE of charge so they would urge you to book early.


Speakers, Q&A sessions, lunch and 1-2-1 appointments with advisers

Mercure Albrighton Hall Hotel & Spa – 9.00am – 4.00pm – BOOK NOW


  • Understanding Commodity Codes – 9.30am – 12.30pm – BOOK NOW
  • Inward and Outward processing – 1.30 – 4.30pm – BOOK NOW

Chamber House, Shrewsbury


Speakers, Q&A sessions, lunch and 1-2-1 appointments with advisers

Lion Quays Hotel Ltd – 9.00am – 4.00pm – BOOK NOW


  • UK Exports Controls and Licencing – 9.30am – 4.30pm – BOOK NOW

Chamber House, Shrewsbury


Speakers, Q&A sessions, lunch and 1-2-1 appointments with advisers

The Telford Centre Hotel – 9.00am – 4.00pm – BOOK NOW


We are also delivering two ‘LEADING THROUGH CHANGE’ workshops for exporters and importers.

This workshop will enable business leaders to know how to manage reactions to change. It is for anyone involved in leading or managing people, through all types of change situations, whether it’s a small or major change in a workplace situation.

October 17 – 9.30am – 4.30pm For more details CLICK HERE

October 29 – 9.30am – 4.30pm For more details CLICK HERE

The ‘5 days of Brexit Readiness’ campaign and associated workshops have been organised by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and funded by Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and is supported by the Marches Growth Hub and the Federation of Small Businesses.




Get Ready for Brexit – Government campaign

Government research shows that only 50% of the population think it’s likely the UK will leave the EU on 31 October, 42% of small-to-medium sized businesses are unsure of how they can get ready and just 31% of the British public have looked for information on how to prepare for Brexit.

Audiences including UK citizens intending to travel to Europe and all exporters to the EU will be targeted, alongside groups requiring particular information such as the equine industry and legal professions. Some of the key actions audiences need to take include:

  • Acquiring an Economic Operator Registration and Identification number to export to the EU. Businesses that are VAT registered will automatically issued an EORI number, but micro businesses still need to register themselves.
  • Obtaining the correct documents to transport goods at the border.
  • Applying for the vital support packages available for businesses, such as grants.

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove said:

Ensuring an orderly Brexit is not only a matter of national importance, but a shared responsibility.

This campaign will encourage the country to come together to Get Ready for Brexit on 31 October.

Advertising accompanied with targeted road shows and events will drive people to GOV.UK, which has a new checker tool so audiences can identify what they need to do to get ready for Brexit quickly.

There will be how to videos and step by step guides – so whether you are a small business owner, haulier or EU citizen residing in the UK – the actions you need to take to prepare will be clear and simple.