Trade has become the key issue in whatever type of Brexit we end up with, presenting some risks, but plenty of opportunities too, writes Cedric Porter, editor of Brexit Food & Farming.
Trends for healthier eating and developments in plant science and farm technology are creating “unlimited opportunities” for the horticulture sector. But, says the NFU’s Ali Capper, the UK needs a fit-for-purpose immigration policy and better access to funding and innovation.
The UK market for eggs is in a strong position with sales on the increase. To maximise opportunities, producers need to ride out current overproduction and prepare for some fundamental changes. Gary Ford, the NFU’s Chief Poultry Adviser, explains more.
Will I still have a job? Is my employer’s business at risk? Is it safe to buy a house, or start a family? These are the sorts of questions employees are asking in today’s fast-changing environment.
How you will source supplies for your business, and distribute your products, are among the hot topics of Brexit. But, whatever the outcome, businesses of all sizes absolutely should be focusing on making themselves as agile as possible.
UK businesses are upbeat about 2019, despite the prospect of further political and economic uncertainty, and they will have a strongly supportive but inquisitive friend in HSBC UK, promises David Beaty, UK Head of Business Banking.
Brexit uncertainty may continue, but small business owners can face the new year with optimism, says Peter McIntyre, Head of UK Small Business Banking at HSBC.
In light of Brexit, many businesses will be taking stock of the potential risks ahead – but now is also the time to consider the options you have to drive growth through new markets, products or strategies.