U.K. Industrial Group Aims to Ease the Brexit Pain

The trade body EURIS, which represents numerous U.K.-based associations, is launching a new advisory network, with the goal of trying to make the Brexit process more manageable.

The United Kingdom’s slow, painful exit from the European Union, known as Brexit, is leading one trade body to take steps to make the best of a complex process.

European Union Relationship and Industrial Strategy (EURIS), a British organization that aims to ease various industrial product suppliers and the trade groups that represent them through the Brexit process, recently announced an offshoot that will focus on ensuring the best outcome for the supported industry, which represents sectors that are responsible for more than a quarter of UK imports and exports.

The EURIS European Network, as the new offshoot is called, will involve the creation of an advisory body that will focus on three issues related to Brexit: It will keep an eye on the shifting relationship between the EU and the U.K.; offer resources for governments, manufacturers, and the media; and work on Brexit-related solutions for the manufacturers it represents.

Howard Porter, the chair of EURIS and the head of the electrical infrastructure group BEAMA, noted in a news release that the approach was intended to ensure a thoughtful strategy to the Brexit issue.

“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,” Porter stated. “This is an important time for our sector and we look forward to announcing the outputs of our network in the coming months.”

The Brexit saga has seen much action in recent years from the association space, as groups focused on technology, alcohol, and even museums have put energy into the issue.

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Ernie Smith

By Ernie Smith

Ernie Smith is a former senior editor for Associations Now. MORE

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