21 March 2017
More than 60 guests attended the South Bucks Business Breakfast Club (SBBBC) at the King’s Chapel in Amersham, to meet Steve Baker MP and ask questions about the future of business in the county following Brexit.
Accountants Wilkins Kennedy, which acts for a number of small businesses in the South Bucks region, hosted the business breakfast event with Barclays following a series of similarly successful events held in offices elsewhere.
Following SBBBC’s launch at the end of last year, the second event focussed on Brexit and local MP for Wycombe, Steve Baker, was invited to present. His topic was the Brexit Whitepaper, which outlined all stages of Brexit including the future of trade, the control of UK law and Article 50.
Those attending had an opportunity to put their questions forward to Steve and there were plenty of queries around the future of Britain after Brexit, the free market, local government structures, employment and trade agreements.
Stephen Grant, Managing Partner of Wilkins Kennedy’s Amersham office and event host, said: “Following the success of our first event, we were delighted to welcome Steve Baker to SBBBC and present guests with an opportunity to ask him about any uncertainties they may be facing in light of Brexit. Guest numbers were oversubscribed and our speakers addressed a packed out venue. We will be running SBBBC events quarterly and hope to hold our next event in the summer.”
Neil Dymond, Relationship Director from Barclays and event host, commented: “We wanted to give local businesses a forum to listen to and engage with a local MP, and also to consider any new exporting opportunities that may be available. We are pleased that the event was such a success and our thanks go to Steve for providing us all with open and honest responses to searching questions.”
L-R: Wilkins Kennedy's Stephen Grant, Steve Baker MP and Neil Dymond from Barclays