UK manufacturing association to create European Brexit network

The new EURIS European Network is aimed at delivering the best Brexit outcome for UK manufacturers.

UK product supply umbrella association, EURIS, which counts CESA as a member, is creating the EURIS European Network, aimed at delivering the best outcome from Brexit for the industrial product supply sector.

The announcement was made at the end of the first EURIS summit on Brexit, which saw industry associations from across Europe come together to discuss and agree a joint UK-EU industry working plan to ensure a successful Brexit for product manufacturers.

The summit, held in the iconic Shard building in London, involved contributions from CEOs and government advisers of trade bodies from across Europe, including Germany, Portugal and Sweden, as well as contributions from the UK product supply sector, who have all expressed support for the creation of this new network.

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The entity will be an advisory body for the potential impacts of the changing relationship between the UK and EU; for governments, manufacturers and the media, and will aim to offer real solutions to the challenges presented by Brexit for the sector as well as ideas on how to maximise the opportunities Brexit presents.

Dr Howard Porter, EURIS chair, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the creation of this EURIS European Network. The industrial product supply sector has come together in a constructive manner to establish a working party to deliver the best Brexit for our industry. This is an exciting time for our sector and we look forward to announcing the outputs of our network in the coming months.”

Steve Brambley, EURIS vice-chair, added: “There are many areas where UK and EU industry can work together to achieve the best outcome for all of us and the EURIS summit has been an excellent starting point for this discussion. The announcement of the creation of a European EURIS Network to build on the event is an exciting development and one EURIS members will all be working closely on going forward.”

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