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A Question Time style Brexit Q&A event has been arranged for 17 February so businesses from across the city and Cambridgeshire can quiz the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, and MP for Peterborough, Stewart Jackson. Vivacity have kindly agreed to host the event at their conference facility within the Key Theatre.
Organised and facilitated by economic development company Opportunity Peterborough, the audience will be able to put their questions relating to Brexit directly to one of the key participants in the UK’s negotiations for Brexit as Stewart Jackson fulfils his role as Parliamentary Private Secretary to David Davis MP.
Steve Bowyer, Chief Executive of Opportunity Peterborough said, “Opportunity Peterborough is politically impartial and focuses purely on the economic growth of Peterborough and its region. We can’t ignore the huge impact Brexit will have on businesses locally, nationally and internationally, and it is important that local companies understand both the opportunities and challenges that Brexit may present.
“We’ve organised this event so that local professionals can take full advantage of the MP’s seniority within government, and the prominent role he holds in the Brexit negotiations.
“We’re delighted that Mr Jackson has agreed to take part in this Q&A event and we would encourage any local business to come along and learn more about how it might affect their company and the wider economy.”
Stewart Jackson MP said, “This will be a vital opportunity for businesses to share their concerns, ideas, suggestions, challenges and opportunities arising from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
“It’s also a chance for me, as the local MP and someone intricately involved with the Brexit process in Whitehall, to feedback this information to better prepare our negotiating team. We want to get the best deal across all business sectors and for everyone in our country in line with the Prime Minister’s ambitions set out in her recent speech, and of course, the mandate for Brexit following the Referendum on June 23rd.”
The event is free to attend and will take place at Vivacity’s Key Theatre on 17 February 9.00am – 10.30am. Registration and networking is from 8.30am and attendees are welcome to mix after the event. To guarantee a place, please register by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.