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Senior finance professionals from across the East of England have come together to discuss the UK’s departure from the European Union at a series of Finance Director (FD) Breakfast Clubs organised by executive recruitment consultants Pure Executive and accountancy firm Grant Thornton.

Senior finance professionals from across the East of England have come together to discuss the UK’s departure from the European Union at a series of Finance Director (FD) Breakfast Clubs organised by executive recruitment consultants Pure Executive and accountancy firm Grant Thornton.

Five breakfast sessions were held in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough, Ipswich and Norwich between 20 June and 13 July and were attended by over 160 finance professionals. These regular, interactive events are designed to provide forums for finance leaders to come together and discuss topical issues likely to impact on businesses and the local economy.

The latest breakfast sessions were organised to help finance leaders understand how the key issues of Brexit are likely to impact on businesses in the Eastern region. The discussions included preparing for Brexit, trade and cross border activity, adapting finance processes and systems and future talent recruitment and retention.

Tom Earl, Director at Pure Executive, a division of professional recruitment specialists Pure, said: “The triggering of Article 50 represented the first major step towards the UK's departure from EU and marked the start of a two-year period of negotiation. The shape of the UK's relationship with Europe beyond March 2019 maybe unknown but this doesn’t stop businesses from starting to plan how they can prepare for Brexit and beyond. The Future FD clubs provide a great forum for like-minded senior finance professionals from our region to come together to discuss topics like this and to benefit from shared experiences and expertise.”

The FD Breakfast Clubs were first launched in 2014 by Pure Executive and Grant Thornton to help support the local business community and to grow the regional economy. Subjects covered at previous sessions have included Corporate Governance, Apprenticeship Levy, Cyber Security and Data Protection, Risk and Reputation and International Growth. The FD Breakfast Clubs are open to all senior finance professionals. For more information about future events email Tom Earl at Tom.earl@pureexecutive.com