To address the ongoing problems caused by Brexit, the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has announced the launch of a range of new resources to support the industry.
This includes a registration mailbox for Brexit notifications, which is available to both members and non-members and through which the BFFF sends notifications as soon as it receives relevant information from the government or other forums.
In addition, a series of webinars is planned to support members and the entire industry in alleviating the current “pain points” caused by Brexit.
The next webinar – “Brexit eight months in: Transport and groupage support session” – will take place on Tuesday, September 21 at 10 am. The BFFF is supported by Peter Bambury from Roswel Spedition GmbH and Robert Hardy, Operations Director at EORI UK. They will share best practice case studies and offer advice on how to prepare for the future.
Further support content from the technology-based freight forwarder Unsworth will follow in October.
Non-members can attend live online events, but full BFFF members have exclusive access to additional expert advice, additional articles, and full recordings in the BFFF webinar library.
Richard Harrow, CEO of BFFF, said: “As the problems surrounding our exit from the EU continue to be disruptive, there are more questions than answers from the government. We recently held a member round table that uncovered some shocking Brexit-related issues. While most of the participants are affected by the well-documented driver shortage, food companies are also finding it difficult to fill management and specialist positions and are faced with increased shipping costs.
“It is time the government recognized that the food industry must have access to available labor across the supply chain in order to fuel a post-Covid economic boom. As an association, we want to support our members and the entire industry as much as possible by sharing knowledge and providing a platform to ask questions about the latest government changes and advice.
“Our team works closely with several forums and working groups that deal with many Brexit-related issues, so they have instant access to the most up-to-date information. I think this will prove to be an incredibly useful tool in further managing Brexit. “
For more information and Brexit support, please visit https://bfff.co.uk/brexit-hub/post-brexit-support-series/. To register for the September webinar, go to https://bfff.co.uk/event/brexit-8-months-in-transport-and-groupage-support-session/