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Suite of Brexit Supports for PLATO EBR Businesses

12 September 2019

BREXIT supports for PLATO EBR Businesses

EU Exit: Preparing for a Potential No Deal – Information Events for Agrifood Importers/Exporters


To assist businesses to prepare for the potential of a No Deal Exit on 31 October 2019, DAERA is holding a series of information events.  These events are specifically aimed at agri-food businesses or traders who may export and or import (including plants or plant products).  The events will be supported by Invest NI, HMRC, Councils and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and will take place as follows:




Thursday 12 September 2019


Tullyglass Hotel, 178 Galgorm Road, Ballymena BT42 1HJ

Tuesday 17 September 2019


Silverbirch Hotel, 5 Gortin Road, Omagh BT79 7DH

Tuesday 24 September 2019


Tullyglass Hotel, 178 Galgorm Road, Ballymena BT42 1HJ

Tuesday 1 October 2019


Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island, Craigavon BT66 6NJ


Each event will include a series of short presentations on pertinent issues and in particular those businesses which export agri-foods to the European Union (including Republic of Ireland).  It is important that businesses are prepared for EU exit, spaces are limited  and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To register for the event email  One to one consultations are available on each day at the stands and should be booked separately by calling 02877442392.  



Invest NI - Get ready for Brexit

Invest Northern Ireland can provide Brexit help, advice and support for your business. Our one-stop resource of best practice guides, information advice and support available will help in preparing for Brexit. Invest NI work with businesses of all sizes and are committed to helping your business grow by finding the right combination of support across all the key areas of your operations.

The range of support available includes:

  • A dedicated Get Ready for Brexit website, offering businesses a one-stop resource of best practice guides, information advice and support available to help in preparing for Brexit.
  • An online assessment tool designed to help businesses assess how well prepared they are for Brexit, and what action they may need to take.
  • Regional workshops to help businesses understand the implications, risks and opportunities of Brexit, and assess businesses readiness against the areas most likely to be impacted by Brexit.
  • Brexit Preparation Grant, providing financial assistance to Invest NI customers, so they can prepare for the changes and challenges presented by Brexit.

For further information click here or contact Invest NI on 0800 181 4422



InterTrade Ireland – Brexit Support

InterTrade Ireland have a dedicated Brexit support team who can provide information on funding, details of upcoming events, a tailor-made on-line learning tool and direct you to wider supports and advice.

The range of support available includes:

·         Bitesize Brexit – Bitesize advice with practical actions you can take now to prepare your business for Brexit

·         Brexit and Beyond – Free Online Learning – offering free accurate and independent information for cross border SMEs  on how your business can prepare for Brexit and beyond

·         Brexit Funding – Two vouchers are available to provide financial support to help you understand Brexit and implement changes identified in your business

·         Brexit Events – Attend our focussed events for Brexit topics and outcomes, where you can meet specialist advisors and industry experts

·         Tariff Checker – View, filter and print the cross border tariffs and charges related to your business

·         Brexit Advisory Service – The Brexit advisory service offers information and support via start to plan vouchers, a tariff checker, glossary of key Brexit terminology and research

For further information click here or contact InterTrade Ireland on 028 3083 4100


Brexit Hub – NI Chamber of Commerce

NI Chamber of Commerce provide expert, practical assistance to NI Chamber members in planning for the potential implications of Brexit.  This Brexit consultancy service is led by NI Chamber and will be delivered by the team at Pinnacle Professional Limited.

The range of support includes:

·         Brexit Blog – providing updates and information on ongoing Brexit issues

·         Brexit Resource Library – access helpful guides, materials and documents from NI Chamber, International Champions and the Brexit Consultant.

·         Brexit Quarterly Update

For further inforamtion click here or email the Brexit Advisor, Robert McConnell




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