Britain's last day as a member of the European Union

Britain's last day as a member of the European Union

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:15am 31st January 2020.

Dorset Chamber Chief Executive Ian Girling says we must hit the ground running as soon as we leave the EU.

Mr Girling said there is optimism for the future.

He told Wessex FM:

"Businesses in Dorset tell us they have had a strong start to the year and are looking forward to the future with confidence.

"The Government has a once in a lifetime opportunity to listen to business and provide the right kind of environment to turbo-charge the economy.

"That includes reaching a sensible and timely conclusion of talks with the EU over our future relationship and giving clarity on the practical issues businesses will face after the transition period ends."

DCCI chief executive Ian Girling
DCCI Chief Executive, Ian Girling

'Help and support'

"As a Chamber we will continue to offer comprehensive support for businesses in Dorset. 

"This includes a dedicated Brexit advisor based at the Chamber, sector specific guides, newsletters and online advice.

"We are also on hand to help new and existing importers, and advise businesses about the Government's new 'Ready to Trade' campaign."

Ian added:

"Although businesses may have been holding off investment or waiting to see how developments unfold, most have now accepted Brexit.

"Many businesses are seizing the initiative and we are encouraging them to look forward with our 'Get Business Done' campaign in an echo of the Get Brexit Done slogan to generate more positivity as we move through 2020."