Oldham politicians hold pre-Brexit event to help local businesses prepare

TO help local businesses prepare for Brexit, MPs Debbie Abrahams and Jim McMahon along with Sean Fielding, Leader of Oldham Council, will be co-hosting a listening event on Thursday, November 22.

MP Jim McMahon

The event, held in conjunction with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce will take place at Hack on Yorkshire Street, from 4.45pm-6.30pm.

Mrs Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, explained: “The purpose of this event is to listen to businesses about their concerns about Brexit to see how we can best help them, be it at a local or national level.”

Mr McMahon, MP for Oldham West and Royton, said: “Brexit is going to be a potentially challenging process for Oldham businesses to navigate – a process made worse by the uncertainty surrounding the Government and Parliament.

“This is on top of the pressures already bearing down on small business and the high street, compounded by the Government’s lack of support.

“Working together in a local cross-sector partnership is a key starting point to turning fortunes around.”

Cllr Fielding added: “Under my leadership the council is making great progress to make Oldham the place we all know it can be.

“Crucial to this ambition, however, is a thriving local economy. We must do all we can to make sure local businesses owners have all the help and support they need to deal with the uncertainty and challenges Brexit may bring.

“Our message is, if you own, or are a part of a business, and are concerned about the impact Brexit may have, book your free place and join in the discussion.”

This free event is open to all businesses across Oldham, Shaw, Royton and Saddleworth and will be held at Hack, 38-44 Yorkshire Street, Oldham OL1 1SE from 4.45pm-6.30pm.

Light refreshments from 4.45pm will be followed by roundtable debate and discussion from 5pm-6.30pm. Deadline for registration is 22/11/2018.

Any enquiries prior to the event should go to Alice Smith, Regional Membership Manager at GM Chamber: email alice.smith@gmchamber.co.uk  or call 0161 393 4321.

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