We’re getting quite far into 2019 and like T May, we’re really not sure what the heck is going to happen with Brexit. We did think about getting an expert in to talk about it, but we realised that at this stage, there are no Brexit experts. So we brought in Greg.
All jokes aside, Greg McKenzie is our UK sales manager who spends a large portion of his week travelling the length and breadth of the country. Talking daily to restaurateurs, he hears regularly about their concerns and what they’re doing to prepare for Brexit. We sat down and got his take on the situation:
“When Brexit first came up in conversation a couple of years ago, most people were quite ambivalent, either thinking it would’t happen or it wouldn’t affect their business. However, as time’s gone on, a lot more worries have cropped up, mainly staffing and supply. People are unsure what’s going to happen and they’re worried about how their business will cope.
However, I regularly talk to businesses that are expanding or people who are in the process of their first opening, so not everyone is doom and gloom about the situation. Lots of existing businesses are looking ahead and making plans and there are a few things they seem to be focusing on:
When all is said and done, none of us can predict the future, but we can prepare for it. That’s why we’ve written a full ebook on the subject of Brexit. It contains industry insights and some essential top tips for looking to a post-Brexit future.”