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IoD Yorkshire Business Breakfast : BrExport roundtable Volume 2 - Just getting on with it

13 Jun 2019
West Park Hotel, Harrogate

We will be discussing about the implications of export and import on Britain in a round table event, hosted by the IoD, featuring some of the region’s leading exporters. 

Aimed at exporters in the Leeds City Region, the discussion will look at the ways in which Yorkshire businesses are mitigating the risks presented by Britain leaving the EU on 31st of October. The panel will share advice and tips about how they plan to continue to grow their overseas presence post-Brexit.

The lineup will include IoD ambassador Ian Garner; Brexit expert Hugh Morgan Williams; chaired by Jon Geldart, IoD Chair of Yorkshire and North East. 

Information for Attendees

Once accepted as an attended, we will send you directions and details of the event as well as parking instructions the week prior to the event.

The breakfast seminar is limited to active and soon-to-be exporters in the region (not service providers or consultants) and just 25 places are available, so please register your interest soon!

Brexit War Room 

Whichever way you think that the UK is facing its biggest crisis since 1945 or there’s a new horizon of opportunity awaiting, business needs to manoeuvre itself into a commanding position to manage both risk and potential.

Your IoD is leading the way. Enjoy, learn and gain as you participate in the innovative Brexit War Room. Its an hour of “business immersion” as you follow the success pathway through the 3 elements of the Brexit War Room. These are Engage, Learn and Command.

You’ll discuss, gain knowledge, shape strategy and know how you can lead your business and team to victory !

Brexit expert Hugh Morgan Williams will join us to discuss about the actions that could be taken by our leaders as we are approaching the last leg of the biggest decision faced by this country. 

Key details

Date & time: 13 Jun 2019 08:30 - 10:00
Location: West Park Hotel, Harrogate
CPD Hours:

Prices from

10.00 GBP + VAT - Member
15.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member

Event manager:
Beata Olah
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Ian Garner

Ian Garner is an Institute of Directors Ambassador for North Yorkshire, Director at Practical Solutions Management, a strategic consultancy practice and a Patron at ExportExchange, part of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

Ian has over 10 years’ experience in strategy and business development with Bupa across Australia, Europe, North America, West Africa and South East Asia, with a focus on long-term aged care and out-patient healthcare. He spent 20 years in retail management with travel company Thomas Cook and five years in sales and relationship management roles with Travelex, the leading international foreign exchange business.

He has a strong background in research and market analysis in developed and developing countries.

Hugh Morgan-Williams

Hugh has operated in the SME sector for over 30 years at chairman and CEO level.
Some of his better know businesses include award winning Canford  Group plc, a manufacturer and distributor of broadcasting and professional audio equipment exporting to 80 countries worldwide. Minster sound which was successfully sold to a major radio player in the U.K. And Onyx internet, one if the first ISP's 

In the U.K. Hugh has also operated in the public sector being a board member of One North East and subsequently chaired the Northern Way, the predecessor to Northern Powerhouse. He has also given expert advice on Access to Finance Initiatives and chaired North East access to Finance as well as a number of investment funds. He was chair of the largest mental health NHS Trust in the country from 2013
to 2017. 

He has been a regional chairman of the CBI and chair of their small firms council as well as chairing Business in Europes SME committee.

Chaired by Jon Geldart, IoD Yorkshire & North East Chair


We are delighted to announce leading Yorkshire Utilities firm CNG LTD as our 2019, regional patron!


Prices from

10.00 GBP + VAT - Member
15.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member


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  • West Park Hotel
  • 19 West Park
  • Harrogate
  • HG1 1BJ

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