Brexit Minister David Jones MP Speaks to DBF Members

Rain soaked the Village Hotel Club at St. David’s Hotel in Ewloe. But it did nothing to dampen the atmosphere as representatives from local and national businesses positioned in North Wales assembled for a packed Deeside Business Forum conference. The topic discussed was the impact of Brexit on the North Wales Business community.

Prominent speaker for the conference, David Jones MP – Minister of Exiting the European Union, spoke to the attendees in effort to quell the concerns of DBF members. The MP for Clwyd West since 2005 also took the time to answer questions from DBF.

The Minister was keen to identity where Britain could participate in a post-Brexit Europe. Horizon 2020 is one of such opportunities, he said. Horizon 2020 is the EU’s biggest research and development programmes and does not require a nation to be part of the EU in order to participate and can keep the UK on the forefront of research.

DBF President Lord Barry Jones PC began the proceedings with a vivid and fervent speech, stating how organisations like Deeside Business Forum are vital to promote local businesses.

Data analytics and accounting network Grant Thornton outlined how Britain could minimise risks and seize opportunities after Article 50 has been triggered by the government. DBF member Jackson Fire & Security also spoke to provide an outline of their services.