Posted on April 5, 2016 by staff

COMPLETED – Brexit breakfast Birkenhead: Business & EU exit


Join our debate on the pros and cons for business of both staying in and leaving the European Union.

May 12th 2016, 8.30-10.20am

The Contact Company, Kingsgate, Tower Wharf, Birkenhead, CH41 1LH

On June 23rd, 2016, the UK votes on whether to leave the EU. It’s the most important vote for generations but what would a vote to leave Europe mean for UK businesses?

BusinessCloud will bring together two panels of leading business people to discuss the implications of staying in the EU or taking the plunge to exit.

The Brexit Breakfast will take place as part of the official opening of The Contact Company’s new £11m offices and will be a month before the opening of the International Festival for Business.

It will be chaired by BusinessCloud editor and award-winning journalist Chris Maguire.


  • Asif Hamid, CEO, The Contact Company
  • Max Steinberg CBE, Chair IFB2016 / Chief Executive – Liverpool Vision
  • Chris Eccles, Managing Director, ChargePoint Technology
  • Somnath Saha, CEO, Typhoo
  • Dean Ward, Owner / Technical Director, Evoke Creative
  • Frazer Durris, Managing Director, Businesswise Solutions
  • Scott Fletcher, MBE, Founder, ANS Group
  • David Judge, Managing Director, Cormar Carpets
  • Phil Edge, Managing Director, EWL


  • 08.00-08.30am – Registration and tea/coffee/breakfast rolls
  • 08.30-08.35am – Welcome and introduction – Chris Maguire
  • 08.35-09.40am – Panel debate – Staying In/Leaving EU
  • 09.40-10.15am – ‘Internationalisation’ of Liverpool and IFB 2016
  • 10.15-10.20am – Summary
  • 10.20-11.00am – Networking
  • 11.00am-1.00pm The Contact Company launch event: CEO Asif Hamid speech, John Barnes Q&A, time capsule burial, canapes and champagne, networking

All upcoming BusinessCloud events

May 12th – Brexit breakfast, Birkenhead

May 19th – Roundtable: The tech sector in Yorkshire and Leeds, KPMG, Leeds

June 7th – Roundtable: The tech sector in the North East and Newcastle, KPMG, Newcastle

June 20th – Roundtable: Tech and Education, The Landing, Salford

June 29th – The Trailblazers Conference, Converge Technology Specialists, Marriott Hotel, Manchester

June  – Roundtable: Tech in the legal sector, Marriott Hotel, Manchester

June 30th –  Big Data and Internet of Things Conference, Martin Luther King Building, Liverpool

June 30th –  Tech in the Northern Powerhouse, Oh Me Oh My, Liverpool

July 5th –  Roundtable: Big Data and the Internet of Things, Weightmans , Liverpool

July 12th – The Amazing Future of Tech, UKFast, Manchester

July 13th – Roundtable: Technology and retail

July 14th – Roundtable: Tech Manchester, RISE, Deansgate

September 13th – The Amazing Future of Tech, UKFast, Manchester

November 9th – Digital Entrepreneur Awards, Palace Hotel, Manchester

November 16th – The Amazing Future of Tech Conference , Manchester