Should businesses start preparing for a potential no- deal Brexit?

Boris Johnson has promised the UK will leave the EU with or without a deal on 31st October – and that makes a no-deal Brexit a distinct possibility.

“I would recommend that nobody underestimates the consequences of no-deal for UK first and foremost, but for us as well.” Said European commissions officer, jean Claude Juncker.

john-cameron-R83t0mpKpeU-unsplash.jpg
source: Usplash-John Cameron

With the departure date of the UK leaving the EU drawing closer, it is looking more likely that Boris Johnson’s plan to leave the EU with a possible no-deal would be the end result of the three year Brexit turmoil. However, that leaves the question of where this leaves the UK business sector?

Recent research from YouGov indicates that 76% of UK businesses are aware that Brexit will have a lasting impact, and 57% say they will need to adapt their business processes. However, two-thirds are yet to implement any changes.

13423959913_1ef7901997_b
source: collaborative Media

What does a no-deal Brexit mean for my business? 

Leaving the EU with a no-deal would have if not the most detrimental impact on businesses and cooperation’s here in the UK, which is why governing bodies and business cooperations are being advised to prepare for the worst.

Leaving with a no-deal means many things for the future of businesses such as a change in free trade in both goods and services as well as the free movement of employees.

The following areas of business will likely have to be examined and potentially revised once the UK leaves the EU, largely because the UK will no longer recognize institutions that oversee these areas, or will no longer be a part of the EU free trade area, which means these areas of business trading will be affected:

-Import and export of goods and services to and from EU countries, including associated VAT payments and (potentially) custom and excise duties.

-Employment of EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens in the EU.

-Transport and logistics, including fulfillment.

-Product safety or eco-compliance, including packaging and labeling that references EU licensing.

Source: Sage advice

questions answers signage
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

How should I start preparing my business for what is to come?

Although the future is uncertain, it is important to prepare for whatever results are to come. Some large cooperation’s such as Sony, are in the process of moving their headquarters from Britain to the Netherlands. Although this is a drastic move, it is vital for businesses to structure themselves in a way that ensures comfortability and steady growth regardless of the Brexit outcome.

HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) has recently released instructions for businesses that trade between the UK and the EU-27 (or with the rest of the world) in preparation for a no-deal Brexit.
They’ve prepared advice for businesses that only trade with the EU and trade with the EU or the rest of the world. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letters-on-no-deal-brexit-advice-for-businesses-trading-with-the-eu-andor-the-rest-of-the-world

most experts are advising businesses to keep close contact with their supply chains to figure out what they are doing in order to ensure continuous service.

With everything up in the air, businesses need to put their best foot forward and remain strong during this crucial political turbulence as it is a period that can make or break a company.

For more information on how to better prepare for a no-deal Brexit visit, the gov.uk site, and ICAW business advice page.

 

The Role of AI in our Lives (Industry Experts)

red lights in line on black surface
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Recently, there has been a dramatic shift in how the public and private sector have embraced digital transformation. A.I has become the talk of future technology which both private and public sectors are looking to implement in their services. However, due to the speed at which technology develops, keeping up to date can often seem to be an impossible task. At Executive TV, in The role of AI in our lives, the latest programme in ourDigitalisation of the Public and private Sector series, we lookinto up to date technological advancements and the effects it will have on both the public and private sectors.

In this programme, we hear from three leading industry experts who work in both the public and private sector. DLA ignite are specialists in digital transformation, providing organizations services to refine their social vision.  They work closely withbusinesses to align all internal stakeholders and those already active in their social media space. Aspirational Futures are a renowned corporation who provide Aspiring breakthrough innovations from STEM and empower social good through emerging technology that are in alignment to the UN’s SDGs.Lastly we spoke to Spiros Margaris who is the the first international influencer to achieve ‘The Triple Crown’ ranking. He was ranked the international № 1 FinTech, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) influencer by Onalytica. 

The Role of AI in our Lives will be first broadcast on our usual channel,SKY digital channel 191 on Sunday 6th October at 10.30am, and repeated on Sunday 3rd November at 10.30am. After the initial broadcast, the programme will then be available online at http://www.executivetv.org with the rest of our digital archive.

The UK’s private and public sector is one of the most digitally advanced in the world, as many departments have started to transform how they deliver services, in turn improving user experiences. New digital professions are being established across the sectors and departments have become better at sharing platforms and components, code and practices. This is a strong foundation to build upon and with the collaboration of organisations, the future of digitalisation looks promising.  

About Executive TV

Executive TV have been producing business focused documentaries for the past six years. Our programming covers the whole breath of commerce and industry in the UK, from manufacturing and heavy industry through to financial services and consultancy. We have always made innovation a focus of our programs; telling the story of new ideas and how they are impacting companies in Britain.

Executive TV have based our success on bringing our audience the knowledge, experience and expertise of our featured partners. We offer our audience insights into the future of British industry, as well as exclusive access to leading figures from across the public and private sectors.

Digitalisation of the Public Sector – Cyber Safety

Transforming public services is hard. Budget and demographic constraints are placing more pressure than ever on already stretched resources and many service providers are struggling to cope.  Despite this, in the past decade, we have witnessed significant changes to how public organisations operate as they continually evolve in an effort to keep pace with the changes. The latest programme in our Digitalisation of the Public Sector series, Cyber Safety, looks at how digital technology is having a dramatic impact on the way people engage with the public sector and cyber safety in the public sector.

In this programme, we hear from organisations at the forefront of technology who are keen on cyber safety. Cybersafe, Xertec, Gospel Technology and Worcestershire Office of Data Analytics (WODA) all shared the potential danger of digital transformation for the public sector such as the breach of personal data and trust amongst consumers. However, there was no denying the significant impact digitalisation will continue to have on the public sector such increased flexibility and service efficiency. There is a push now more than ever before to modernise IT which the public sector hope to adopt in order to enhance their services to the public.

Cyber Safety will be first broadcast on our usual channel, SKY digital channel 191 on Sunday 06th October at 10.00am, and repeated on Sunday 3rd November at 10.00am.  After the initial broadcast, the programme will then be available online at http://www.executivetv.org with the rest of our digital archive.

Digital technology has and will continue to alter the environment in which public bodies operate, change the way they work and the way they communicate with the public. The public sector is often perceived as being behind the curve in adopting and implementing new technologies, however, by collaborating closely with private companies, they can deliver robust digital strategies in diverse areas, such as health and public administration.

About Executive TV

Executive TV have been producing business focused documentaries for the past six years. Our programming covers the whole breath of commerce and industry in the UK, from manufacturing and heavy industry through to financial services and consultancy. We have always made innovation a focus of our programs; telling the story of new ideas and how they are impacting companies in Britain.

Executive TV have based our success on bringing our audience the knowledge, experience and expertise of our featured partners. We offer our audience insights into the future of British industry, as well as exclusive access to leading figures from across the public and private sectors.

Digital Experience

bandwidth close up computer connection
Photo by panumas nikhomkhai on Pexels.com

 

Executive TV is excited to announce our new programme, Digital Experience which looks at how technology is being used to increase user experience and enjoyment as well as how we interact with data.
Digital transformation has been the journey almost every organisation has been embarking on. Businesses now understand the benefits that new technologies like A.I and big data analytics can bring to individual departments and entire organisations. Transformation projects are being rolled out almost continuously and when done in the right way can improve efficiencies, reduce cost and streamline business processes. This programme features three industry experts, keen to talk about how Digital Transformation is changing the world as we know it.
Qudini offers B2B SaaS software that enables omnichannel retailers to grow their profitability through powering their stores of the future with software to perfectly choreograph their customer experiences and shop floor operations.
Clover DX is a data integration platform for designing, automating and operating data jobs at scale. It’s their mission to help businesses gain victories over their biggest data challenges.
Enterprise Blueprints are an outcomes-focused IT Architecture & Strategy Specialist trusted to solve complex IT problems for financial service organisations.
Digital Experience will be first broadcast on Sunday 18th August @ 10.00(am) on SKY digital channel 191, and repeated on Sunday 15th September @10.00(am). After the initial broadcast, the programme will then be available online at http://www.executivetv.org with the rest of our digital archive.
About Executive TV
Executive TV is a leading provider of business to business documentaries encompassing the whole of British commerce and industry, delivering the innovation, experience and expertise of our partners to our audience of entrepreneurs and executives. Our goal is to expose the secrets of a successful business to help you find the opportunities for growth.

Digital Support

group hand fist bump
Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com

 

Executive TV is excited to announce our new programme, Digital Support, which looks at the many ways technology assists businesses to improve their service offerings.
Digital transformation has brought incredible breakthroughs to the fore and our ever reliance on digital solutions seems to be growing. With the right attention and feedback from clients and customers, those eager to make a difference in the public and private sectors. Over the past few years, industry experts have seen a huge growth in technology and how we can use the tools at our disposal to improve our lives.
This programme features three companies at the heart of digital transformation. Echo is a coming of an age start-up company that builds and sells brilliant software and digital/physical assets worldwide. Allpay provides cost-effective payment solutions including direct debit, internet, credit, debit and prepaid cards to public and private sector organisations. Learning Pool has created an online learning platform that helps the world’s most successful organisations operate safely and effectively.
Advancements in digital transformation show no sign of slowing and both the public and private sectors seem poised to utilise whatever new solution comes their way. It’s good to know that while we go about our day, there are those working hard to improve our world.
Digital Support will be first broadcast on Sunday 11th August @ 10.00(am) on SKY digital channel 191, and repeated on Sunday 08th September @10.00(am). After the initial broadcast, the programme will then be available online at http://www.executivetv.org with the rest of our digital archive.
About Executive TV
Executive TV is a leading provider of business to business documentaries encompassing the whole of British commerce and industry, delivering the innovation, experience and expertise of our partners to our audience of entrepreneurs and executives. Our goal is to expose the secrets of a successful business to help you find the opportunities for growth.

Occupational Health in Construction

activity blueprint building building site
Photo by Fancycrave.com on Pexels.com

Executive TV is excited to announce Occupational Health in Construction. In this programme, we look at the ingenious ways that technology is being utilised to aid construction workers and their efforts to remain physically and mentally safe in tough, unforgiving environments.
Mental health is such a hot topic and many provisions are in place to ensure that at work, we are looked after. Yet it often seems to be that those in the toughest of jobs are forgotten about and this is something many are eager to change.
In this program, we spoke to Duradiamond, a vital asset in health consultancy, supplying services to over one million employees across the UK. They work tirelessly to bring integrated experiences and a range of services to help businesses in all sectors reduce risks in the workplace, invest in health and wellness and boost workforce productivity. They have delivered occupational health services for 17 years, building a reputation for quality.
Occupational Health in Construction will be the first broadcast on Sunday 04th August @10.45(am) on SKY digital channel 191, and repeated on Sunday 01st September @10.45(am). After the initial broadcast, the programme will then be available online at http://www.executivetv.org with the rest of our digital archive.
About Executive TV
Executive TV is a leading provider of business to business documentaries encompassing the whole of British commerce and industry, delivering the innovation, experience and expertise of our partners to our audience of entrepreneurs and executives. Our goal is to expose the secrets of a successful business to help you find the opportunities for growth.

Technology in Construction

airport architecture building building exterior
Photo by Digital Cinematic on Pexels.com

Executive TV is excited to announce our new programme, Technology in Construction, a fascinating look into how recent developments have changed the way we think about building our towns and cities while breaking new ground at every level in the construction industry.
It’s easy to take for granted the hard work that goes into creating our most famous landmarks. Often, it’s as if they’ve sprung up overnight but if it were not for detailed planning and meticulous attention to detail, our skylines would look very different. Where possible, technology can also help to reduce cost, improve efficiency and often play a part in keeping our skilled and highly deserving workforce, safe from harm.
This programme features Group BC, creators of an exceptional asset information management software used in a variety of industries, not limited to construction but also retail, government, energy, utilities and defence.
Today, Information management is an important part of a business and securing your assets against cyber-crime, imperative to success. Beyond that, it is smoothing of day-to-day processes, optimising performance and allowing access to teams anytime and anywhere, vital to delivering solutions on time and in the budget.
Technology in Construction will be first broadcast on Sunday 04th August @ 10.30(am) on SKY digital channel 191, and repeated on Sunday 01st September @10.30(am). After the initial broadcast, the programme will then be available online at http://www.executivetv.org with the rest of our digital archive.
About Executive TV
Executive TV is a leading provider of business to business documentaries encompassing the whole of British commerce and industry, delivering the innovation, experience and expertise of our partners to our audience of entrepreneurs and executives. Our goal is to expose the secrets of a successful business to help you find the opportunities for growth.