Getting ready for Brexit

A series of BESA run events helping Educational Suppliers get prepared.

UK educational suppliers can benefit from a range of activities to help prepare for Brexit. BESA has organised a programme of briefing events and sessions during October, tailored specifically to support education suppliers. These FREE events and briefing advice are available to any UK education company, as well as BESA members and Launchpads.

Funding for these events has been made available by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Business Readiness Fund.

Please see details of the programme of events and digital briefings below:


Brexit podcasts

Listen to our mini-series of Brexit podcasts aimed at helping UK Educational Suppliers prepare for Brexit.

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Episode 1 – Brexit Basics for Educational Suppliers

Episode 2 – On the Movement of Goods

Episode 3 – On the Movement of Services

Episode 4 – On the Movement of Data

Episode 5 – On Brexit Preparedness

Episode 6 – Future Deals – Issues to Consider


Brexit preparation conference

Monday 14 October
11.30am-2.30pm
YPO, 41 Industrial Park, Wakefield WF2 0XE

A free half-day conference for businesses outside London to help prepare for a potential no-deal Brexit, featuring a discussion with Frank Suttie, Education Legals.


Brexit planning conference

Tuesday 22 October
9.30am–1.30pm
Stationers’ Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD

A free half-day conference for businesses able to travel to London, to help prepare for a potential no-deal Brexit.


Brexit trouble-shooting surgery for SMEs

Wednesday 23 October
5.00pm–9.00pm
The Loose Box, 51 Horseferry Rd, Westminster, London SW1P 2AA

This reception will allow companies the opportunity to meet with experts, ask questions to and share experiences and advice with fellow UK education suppliers on Brexit planning.


Brexit preparation lunch reception

Thursday 31 October
12.00pm–2.00pm
Hilton London Canary Wharf, Marsh Wall, London, E14 9SH

Brexit planning advice, specific to education suppliers, will be available from BESA’s policy analyst Alexander Shea. This session will allow companies the opportunity to meet with, as questions of and share experiences and advice with fellow UK education suppliers on Brexit planning.


Social media drop-ins

Ask your questions to Brexit preparation experts in these hour-long twitter Q&A sessions. Starting on Monday 21 October through to Thursday 31 October these sessions will run every day from 14.00-15.00hrs with an additional hour of 10.00-11.00hrs being held on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 October


Brexit Planning webinars

Tuesday 29 October – 13.00-14.00hrs and Wednesday 30 October – 14.00-15.00hrs

Join BESA’s Policy Analyst, Alexander Shea, on these 35 minute webinars as he guides you through the economic, regulatory and compliance measures educational suppliers can take to prepare for Brexit. Formerly of the European Court of Justice, Alexander will talk you through how your company’s movement of good, services and data will be affected by Brexit. This will include custom checks, tariff barriers and adjustment to GDPR regulations.

If you missed our Brexit Planning Webinars you can catch up with our recorded version via BESA’s YouTube channel.


Brexit briefing documents are available here and here and can be sent by email to interested parties.

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