Prepare for Brexit

 

Following the UK general election on 12 December, Scotland’s enterprise and skills agencies are urging all businesses in Scotland to continue to actively prepare for Brexit. Up-to-date advice and support will be available on this website.

Act now to ensure your business and supply chain can adapt to the changing business environment.

Follow these steps to build business resilience

Step 1

STEP 1 - IDENTIFY THE ISSUES

Unsure how a no-deal Brexit will impact your business?

Use our free self-assessment tool. It will help you identify the areas to consider to prepare for Brexit. 7 steps and 7 minutes is all it takes.

Step 2

STEP 2 - ESSENTIAL ACTIONS

No time to spare?

Despite ongoing uncertainty, there are quick essential actions that your business should be taking now to ensure you're in the strongest position possible to adapt quickly and thrive. 

Step 3

STEP 3 - GET SUPPORT

Need some help?

Our Brexit Support Grant will provide up to £4,000 to help you manage a wide range of Brexit impacts.

Find out if you're eligible, what the grant can be used for, and how to apply.

How Scottish businesses are preparing for Brexit

Bill Shaw, operations manager, Flexible Technology

Billy Shaw, operations manager of Flexible Technology, is using the Brexit Support Grant to maintain its supply chain and ensure business continuity.

"We’re using the Brexit Support Grant to engage with customers on a personal basis and give reassurance that in the case of no deal, we are prepared and will continue to provide the service they require."
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Copper stills at The Clydeside Distillery, Glasgow

Andrew Morrison, managing director, The Clydeside Distillery  is using the Brexit Support Grant to explore new markets.

"The Brexit Support Grant will help us develop marketing materials specific to the China market to allow us to grow visitors."
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"The self-assessment tool highlights some important questions which businesses must address, coupled with guidance on where they can turn to for support and review latest announcements."

Kevin Shakespeare, Institute of Export

Hannah Fisher, co-founder of The Start-Up Drinks Lab

Hannah Fisher, co-founder of The Start-Up Drinks Lab is building resilience in the business early to ensure supply chain continuity

"We've already taken actions to prepare for Brexit including bulk buying glass bottles. We've also accelerated our expansion into canning facilities so we can adapt quickly to opportunities."
Colin Macdonald, Commercial Director, Rivet Games

Colin Macdonald, commercial director of Rivet Games is using the Brexit Support Grant to get consultancy support his company needs

"With uncertainty around Brexit, we are keen to investigate and establish new business partners and models in order to diversify our risks."
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“This is an excellent website that my clients will find very useful. As well as being easy to access, it also suggests points for action which are tailored towards specific business needs. This is extremely helpful as it provides direction for business in the face of continued uncertainty and a much needed prompt for businesses in Scotland to prepare for Brexit.”

Jamie Kerr, Partner at Burness Paull LLP

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