Manufacturers in east Cheshire have been offered help to prepare for Brexit by Cheshire East Council.

CEC will host a free event for businesses on Thursday, February 22, from 8am to 11.30am.

The event, ‘Preparing your manufacturing business for Brexit,’ has been organised by the council’s ‘arm-length skills and growth company’ in partnership with manufacturing growth fund initiative.

The event will offer an outline of what Brexit means for small and medium manufacturing firms, providing them with the tools and know-how to start preparing immediately.

Attendees can also take part in workshops to help them grasp the practical implications of Brexit and put together a plan for their business.

Cllr George Hayes, chairman of the skills and growth company, said: “While trade deals and timelines are to be negotiated, there are preparations that businesses need to start making now, to ensure they are best prepared.”

“Developing a plan to prepare for Brexit now, no matter what the outcome of negotiations, will ensure that you are able to service your customers and continue with business as usual.”