Surrey Chambers supporting businesses through the EU transition and Border changes.
5th February 2021
Surrey Chambers of Commerce is delighted to announce that we have been selected by the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to deliver EU transition support and advice across the four boroughs and districts of Surrey (Epsom & Ewell, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead and Tandridge) that are covered by Coast to Capital. This support will be delivered in line with the Government’s ongoing drive to support businesses across many sectors, sizes, and specific needs through the phases of the immediate post UK Transition period.
Surrey Chambers of Commerce are uniquely placed in East Surrey to be able to promote the programme and its’ services to the business community, through our own channels of communication and by longstanding and established partnerships with a range of suppliers, business networks and agencies in the field of international trade. We are also able to take into account the programme’s longer-term aims of supporting business leaders to find practical solutions to strategic and operational challenges in relation to UK Transition. The additional support available from Coast to Capital could make a real difference to the success of local businesses especially for those with the ambition to sell their goods and services internationally.
Surrey Chambers of Commerce currently delivers International trade services to exporters within the whole of Surrey, issuing over 4000 export documentation certificates annually to 400 businesses. We have recently doubled the capacity of our International Trade department to be ready for the additional services needed to do business within the EU. Because of our day-to-day service we are up to date with the latest requirements and if we do not have the complete answers, we have strong connections with experts we can call upon to help.
Malcolm Brabon, Head of Services at Coast to Capital said:
“We are pleased to have appointed Surrey Chamber of Commerce as a delivery partner for EU Transition activities which will provide support and advice for the diverse range of businesses across East Surrey who trade internationally. We look forward to working together to support these organisations during this crucial time”
There are several ways that we are delivering support with EU Transition:
Our EU Transition HELP LINE is available to businesses in the Coast to Capital region and is manned by our International Trade advisors:
Helpline open – Monday to Friday 10am until 4pm
We will be running several webinars throughout February and March designed to give the most up-to-date and practical advice to businesses with the EU transition. All webinars will have a panel of experts on a range of areas that are affected by the changes as well as giving you the opportunity to ask them questions.
Dates to save in the diary:
Throughout the months of February and March, we will be carrying out telephone surveys to businesses in East Surrey to find out how their businesses are dealing with the transition and to make sure the support that they require is available or can be made available.
As always, Surrey Chambers looks forward to helping as many businesses as possible and are excited to be working with Coast to Capital once again in supporting businesses in East Surrey.
Please do get in touch with us and we will help you through the changes. 01737448045 or firstname.lastname@example.org