Brexit Business Breakfast

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Fife Chamber of Commerce held its Dunhill Business Breakfast on Thursday morning, 5 October, at the Dunhill Hospitality Marquee in St Andrews.

The annual event brings together the Chamber’s senior members to hear from a leading business or political personality.

This year, members of the St Andrews Business Club joined 50 Chamber businesses from across Fife to make introductions and build partnerships over the first cup of coffee of the day.

Fife Chamber demonstrated its ability to reach out to and influence UK government with this year’s invited speaker Mike Spicer, Director of Economics and Research at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

Mr Spicer gave an informative presentation on the latest Brexit developments and their business implications, as well as emphasising how the BCC is responding and engaging its members to shape government policy on Brexit.

Whilst in the area, he also visited two Fife Chamber member companies – Kettle Produce Limited and BAE Systems - seeing at first-hand the successes that Fife’s businesses are achieving.

Good causes were also in the spotlight as the Chamber’s President presented cheques for over a thousand pounds to Kenny Murphy, Chief Executive of Fife Voluntary Action and Mike Sutherland, Treasurer of Fife Employment Access Trust, following a charity prize draw held to raise money for the two organisations at last week’s Fife Chamber Annual Dinner.

Fife Chamber President Peter Southcott said:

“The Dunhill Breakfast is one of the Chamber’s Showcase events, set within the lively heart of the prestigious Dunhill Links Championship here in St Andrews.

“This year we secured a fantastic speaker in the form of Mike Spicer, who enlightened us all with his sharp business insight during these turbulent days of Brexit. Our partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce is really important to us because it ensures that the voice of our members is heard loud and clear at the very top of the UK Government, when the most important policies are being decided.

“The wonderful buffet breakfast put on by the venue has proven once again to be a brilliant networking catalyst – I’ve seen many intent business conversations this morning despite the early start!

“Finally, I am delighted that representatives from our beneficiary charities was able to attend and I’d like to thank the generosity of our Annual Dinner patrons.

“If you think that your business would benefit from similar networking opportunities, please come along to the Chamber’s next fun and informal Fife Social event on Thursday 12th at the University of St Andrews Medical School.”

To view more information on the upcoming Fife Social event please visit: www.fifechamber.co.uk/events/2017/october/fife-social