Brexit – it hasn’t gone away, you know …

Bank of Ireland is to host a series of Brexit events in July enabling Irish businesses to be fully prepared for all potential Brexit outcomes.

As the EU and UK negotiating teams continue to work towards striking a Free Trade Deal, Bank of Ireland is advising customers to take the necessary steps to ensure their businesses run smoothly regardless of the how the talks develop.

The events will be interactive webinars tailored to ensure all participants can avail of expert practical advice.

“With less than six months to go now until the end of the UK’s transition period, it is vitally important for businesses to be aware of all of their options”

Bank of Ireland has invited Carol Lynch, Partner at BDO’s Customs & International Trade Services to present an update at both events (9 July and 16 July) on the proposed tariff regime and discuss some of the steps businesses will have to take ahead of January 2021 and the implications of these measures.

The first event will focus on Agri Food & Drink and will be hosted by Roisin O’Shea, head of Food & Drink Sector for Bank of Ireland, followed a week later by an event hosted by Brian Evans, head of Manufacturing for Bank of Ireland.

Clarity on Brexit is needed

The panel for the events, both taking place in a webinar format, also includes Pierce Butler, Bank of Ireland head of Business Banking for Dublin Central and Lee Evans, Bank of Ireland’s Head of FX Trading & Strategy, adding further business expertise.

“We are delighted to be running these Brexit events, especially coming at a time when the ongoing talks have failed to provide clarity as to what the trading conditions will be come January 2021,” said June Butler, Bank of Ireland Head of SME Banking and Sectors.

“Both webinars will be hosted by Bank of Ireland sectoral experts, and are designed to provide practical advice for SMEs across the island of Ireland, offering specific guidance on changes to tariffs, revenue guarantees and documentary requirements for businesses trading with or through the UK.

“With less than six months to go now until the end of the UK’s transition period, it is vitally important for businesses to be aware of all of their options. We are thrilled to welcome back BDO’s Carol Lynch, who previously provided leading expertise at a series of nationwide Brexit events Bank of Ireland ran back in 2019,” Butler added.

In addition to the forthcoming Brexit events Bank of Ireland continues to keep its online Brexit Hub updated with fresh and insightful content, containing expert articles tracking the rate of political progress being made between the EU and the UK, as well as a Brexit checklist for businesses to avail of and the latest information on the various Government schemes in place offering Brexit supports. The Brexit Hub can be accessed here

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Written by John Kennedy (

Published: 7 July, 2020