IoD policy head to give Brexit briefing to Yorkshire directors
- Hear the latest business view on Brexit from IoD director of policy, Edwin Morgan.
- Enjoy a two-course lunch and Behind the Scenes tour at The Mansion, Roundhay Park.
- Join a round table discussion led by IoD regional chairman Jon Geldart.
The future of Brexit will come under the spotlight at a business leaders’ lunch in Leeds this month.
Edwin Morgan, director of policy at the Institute of Directors (IoD), will offer a national perspective on our withdrawal from the European Union to public and private sector leaders at The Mansion in Roundhay Park on 30 November.
The first poll of business leaders since the publication of the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement has revealed that most directors back getting a deal approved.
In a survey of over 800 IoD members, three quarters said it was important that a withdrawal agreement is ratified before the UK leaves the EU, allowing for a transition period after March 2019.
Two thirds of those surveyed said that a no deal outcome would be bad for their business, with almost half saying it would be ‘very negative’ for their organisation. Just 13% said a no-deal Brexit would be positive.
Members were split on the question of whether a second referendum would be in their interests, with 46% for and 44% against.
Edwin leads a team of policy experts covering issues ranging from tax and regulation to trade and infrastructure, seeking to represent the interests of IoD members to the Government and to foster "a climate favourable to entrepreneurial activity and wealth creation" – two core objectives of the Institute’s Royal Charter.
Following a two-course lunch, guests will take part in a round table discussion with Edwin and IoD regional chairman Jon Geldart.
The Mansion is the headquarters of award-winning catering and event management business Dine. Dine founder Dan Gill will lead guests on a ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour of the Grade II-listed building.
Jon Geldart, chairman of the IoD in Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “It will be fascinating to get the latest business perspective on this politically-charged issue from Edwin. Everyone is welcome to join us for what promises to be an excellent event with high quality discussion, networking and outstanding food.”
The event starts at Noon. Tickets are £30 for members and £40 for non-members.