Local manufacturers discuss their post-Brexit journey, and the complexities they have experienced and adapted to since redefining our relationship with Europe.
Algeos is a global manufacturer and distributor of medical products and devices, including Podiatry, Orthotics & Prosthetics, and Physiotherapy materials and equipment. Commercial Director, Max Sheridan, shared their biggest challenge throughout Brexit has been educating their customer base on the implications of Brexit, particularly around new export documentation requirements. The established manufacturers recently employed an in-house International Business Development Manager in an effort to boost sales in new and emerging markets.
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Dermot Monaghan is Managing Director of Gencoa Ltd. Gencoa is a customer-focussed company providing expert solutions for the vacuum coating sector throughout the world. Throughout the pandemic, they have diversified their product line, producing an anti-viral coating technology which has helped to reduce the spread of Covid-19. You can follow Gencoa’s journey on their website here.
Wild Thang Ltd
Andrew Dwerryhouse is the Managing Director of Wild Thang Ltd, an established creative branding, clothing and merchandise supplier based in Liverpool. As Wild Thang export and import goods, Andrew labelled Covid-19 and Brexit as the ‘perfect storm’. Their post-Brexit journey has involved an increase in staff training on export documentation and customs declaration to mitigate disruption, as well as a future plan to establish an office in Ireland. You can follow Wild Thang’s journey on their website here.
Yuken Europe Ltd
Yuken Europe Ltd are distributors of hydraulic equipment. Managing Director Mannie Saunders shares their post Brexit journey. Mannie highlights the key challenges they have found throughout their journey; transport cost increases, logistics delays, as well as supply and demand. Mannie believes the government should improve the bottom line impact to businesses whilst making customer procedures much simpler in order to help.
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ChargePoint Technology Ltd
Chris Eccles is the CEO of ChargePoint Technology. ChargePoint specialise in manufacturing of valves and associated equipment for the pharma and bio-pharma sector, and focus primarily on exporting goods to Asia, Europe and the US. CEO Chris Eccles explains the exporters have experienced a high increase in required paperwork and bureaucracy. Watch the video to find out how ChargePoint responded to these challenges.
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50 days after the UK left the European Union, Liverpool City Council interviewed local businesses on how they adapted to new trading standards and regulations.
Luke Walsh is the Director of Brainboxes Ltd. For over 35 years, Brainboxes have developed, manufactured and supported their own core technologies, today they are one of the leading communication device developers and manufacturers in the World.
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Brunswick International Ltd
Steve Crane and Fred Connelly are Directors of Brunswick International Freight Company. Brunswick is a logistics company based in the port of Liverpool UK. They specialise in customs clearance at any UK port. They also handle customs guarantees throughout Europe, Import and Export shipping, Warehousing International and General Transport.
Find out more about Brunswick International here