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How you can turn Brexit into an opportunity

LogoERDFUnder the Co-Innovate programme (jointly funded by Brunel University London and the European Regional Development Fund) Brunel University London is offering London based SMEs and start-up businesses the opportunity to attend these conferences for free. You will need to attend both conferences and register with our Co-Innovate programme. You will have the opportunity to network with businesses and to increase your business connections.


How you can turn Brexit into an opportunity

Rajesh Agrawal Deputy Mayor, Business GLA
Dr Onkar Sahota Chair, GLA Health Committee
Industry Professionals


Two free conferences to help you get ready for the new challenges presented by Brexit!

 Sign up now and find out how you can:

  • Build a resilient, happy and competitive workforce
  • Help the 1 in 4 people in the UK who experience a mental health issue each year
  • Plan for customs excise changes
  • Structure your Joint Ventures across all sectors and supply chains

Conference 1:   

Health and your business – Thursday 19th April 2018, 4:00pm to 10.00pm

Why is the health of your business and employees important?

  • The average London firm of 250 employees looses around £4,800 per week (or around £250,000 a year) due to sickness absence.
  • Ill-health among the UK’s working age population costs the economy £100 billion each year – equivalent to the annual cost of running the NHS and the GDP or Portugal
  • 10% of UK’s GNP is lost due to job related stress
  • Sickness absence costs the UK employers £8.4 billion a year
  • Reduced productivity at work through absenteeism costs £15.1 billion per year
  • Direct costs of sickness absence due to mental health are high in the UK, with about £8.5 billion or 70 million working days lost
  • Only 1 in 10 companies have an official mental health policy in place
  • Highly engaged organisations have the potential to reduce staff turnover by 87% and improve performance by 20% 

Conference 2:   

Doing business with India – Wednesday 25th April 2018, 4:00pm to 10.00pm

Are you ready to export your product or service?

  • Sustainable growth rate of 6%-8%
  • Access to Tier 1, 2 and 3 Cities
  • Favourable demographics – growing, skilled, educated and productive workforce
  • 500 million middle class with purchasing power parity by 2025
  • Comparative advantage in labour-intensive industries
  • Liberalisation of free trade policies
  • Greater ease of doing business

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You can download our flyer from here.


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