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In this new podcast Digby Jones, Former Director-General of the CBI hears from business leaders and those at the frontline preparing for Brexit at the end of the year - from customer communication to securing supply chains.

Preparing For Brexit The Times

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 15 Ratings

In this new podcast Digby Jones, Former Director-General of the CBI hears from business leaders and those at the frontline preparing for Brexit at the end of the year - from customer communication to securing supply chains.

    Deal or no deal?

    Deal or no deal?

    For the final episode in the series, as negotiations intensify, businesses are planning a for deal - or no deal. Digby Jones, Former Director-General of the CBI brings together an expert panel to take stock and ask what can be done to prepare for the unknown. He's joined this week by Times Trade Correspondent, Callum Jones.
     
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    • 58 min
    Food, Farming and Fishing

    Food, Farming and Fishing

    Digby Jones, former Director-General of the CBI, hears from companies at the frontline preparing for Brexit at the end of the year. In this episode, he takes a journey around our green and pleasant land and talks to a cheese maker in Yorkshire, a salad grower in Kent, a Welsh hill farmer and a fisherman. Digby is joined throughout by Ian Wright from the Food & Drink Federation.
     
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    • 59 min
    Transport & Travel

    Transport & Travel

    Former Director-General of the CBI Digby Jones hears from companies at the frontline preparing for Brexit at the end of the year - tackling everything from tariffs and trading to transportation. In this episode, he discusses getting goods across the border into and out of the EU. Digby is joined by Elizabeth deJong, Director of Policy at Logistics UK and talks to businesses about how they are dealing with changes to systems and customs.
     
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    • 59 min
    Science and Tech

    Science and Tech

    Digby Jones, former Director-General of the CBI hears from companies at the frontline preparing for Brexit at the end of the year - tackling everything from tariffs and trading to transportation. In this episode, he talks Science and Tech. Digby is joined by Felicity Burch, Director of Digital & Tech at the CBI and talks to businesses about how they are dealing with the changes to R&D funding, recruiting talent from the EU and regulations.
     
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    • 58 min
    Small Business

    Small Business

    Digby Jones, Former Director-General of the CBI hears from companies at the frontline preparing for Brexit at the end of the year - tackling everything from tariffs and trading to transportation. In this episode, is small always mighty? In this episode he is joined by James Sibley from the Federation of Small Business with guests including a specialist producer of artisan fabrics in the Outer Hebrides and a bag-maker from their office above a garage in east London.
     
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    • 55 min
    Manufacturing

    Manufacturing

    In this new podcast Digby Jones, Former Director-General of the CBI hears from business leaders and those at the frontline preparing for Brexit at the end of the year - from customer communication to securing supply chains. In this episode he is joined by Allie Renison of the Institute of Directors to talk all things Manufacturing with businesses including iconic British companies Morgan Cars and Pashley Bicycles.
     
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

timjjames ,

Great Podcast, Shame about the out of date ad.

This is an excellent podcast, but is totally let down by the Ad midway through which talks about "2016 has been disgnated the year of the SME - are you ready?" - Ready for what, 2016? Of course I'm ready. It's 2017 now so we've all missed it! Wake up people. It just makes you look out of touch or desperate (or both) Don't you listen back to your stuff. Please, please sort it out before it drives me mad.
Otherwise keep up the good owrk.

Ellesworth99 ,

Brexiteer presenter avoids the real issues

This used to be an interesting podcast, covering the impact of Brexit on actual businesses in more detail than is common. However the latest incarnation with Digby Jones is so odd in its outlook that it feels almost like propaganda. He talks to a number of businesses, and discusses how they are dealing with the approaching end of the transition period, and how they are trying to minimise the risks to their businesses, for example by stockpiling, or finding non-UK suppliers, or moving manufacture to an EU subsidiary to supply their EU customers. Most of the businesses thought they could survive, although they were worried about the current uncertainty. However, as a commited Brexiteer, Digby never once asked whether these companies anticipated any benefits from Brexit - or whether there was anything they could do post post-Brexit that they could not do from within the EU. Given that most of the program was about damage limitation strategies, it seems unlikely that any benefits would be significant, but it would have been interesting to hear their thoughts. Unfortunately Digby is not a credible presenter in this context, and this issue needs someone who is willing to delve into the real issues, rather than glossing over them - particularly given the name of the Podcast.

RWJ63 ,

Usually interesting

It’s good to hear the various Times correspondents in person. This is a topical podcast and needs to be listened to within a week. Unfortunately spoilt by the occasional inclusion of adverts.

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