Post-Brexit planning at Euroby
With everything else that has been happening in the world over the past six months, Brexit has been largely pushed from the front pages, and from the forefront of most people’s minds. Nevertheless, the truth remains that the UK has left the European Union and right now there apparently is still no deal on the table.
Inevitably, the upshot will involve some changes to the way UK companies do business with their trading partners in the EU. The exact nature of those changes will become clearer when the UK government and the European Union complete exit negotiations. However, there have been plenty of rumours in the media about the possibility of long delays and prices going up when January 2021 rolls around.
Established business relationships
The first, and most important, thing we want to make clear is that the close business relationships we have developed with our friends and trading partners in the EU will not be affected by Brexit. These relationships have been built up over the course of 20 years, and both we and our suppliers are committed to continuing our great work together so that we can carry on meeting and exceeding the expectations of our clients for years to come.
Ready for anything
At Euroby, we like to preach a philosophy that prevention is better than cure, and we advocate being ready for anything. While usually, that is in connection with establishing preventative maintenance programmes, we think that right now, it also applies to preparing for life after Brexit.
If history has taught us anything, there is every likelihood that the media predictions have more to do with selling newspapers than solid forecasts. However, we have to accept the possibility that lead times might increase and additional costs could come into play as from 01 January 2021 for companies in the UK working with suppliers and partners in the EU.
In the spirit of being ready for anything, our advice to our clients is to work with us to review their critical spares holding. That way, we can minimise the risk of equipment downtime until normality resumes.
Business as usual
2020 will be a year we will all remember, and one we will be glad to put behind us. Yet there will be more challenges to come as we move into 2021. From pandemics to politics, there are always challenges to be met, but rest assured that we will continue to provide the high level of service that our customers have come to expect.
If you have any concerns, feel free to get in touch with us by phone or email during normal working hours. Our contact details for 24-hour emergency support remain in place and can also be found on our contact page.