Planning for Brexit

  • Event: Planning for Brexit
  • Date: 13/02/2018
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Venue: Treacys Oakwood Hotel, Airport Road, Shannon, Co. Clare
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Brexit poses unprecedented political, economic and diplomatic challenges for Ireland.  In order to be ready to meet those challenges, businesses need to prepare in a manner that is pro-active, concerted and strategic.

Areas that will be addressed

Stephen O’Flaherty, Director in BDO’s Corporate Finance & Recovery department will open the discussion on Brexit by highlighting the importance of developing a robust strategy and will introduce the two keynote speakers; Carol Lynch (Partner BDO Customs & International Trade Services Department) and Maurice Carr (Partner BDO Recruitment & HR Division).

Carol Lynch will provide a comprehensive presentation addressing the customs considerations as a result of Brexit – this will address the likely implications for  Irish businesses; the impact on the future movement of goods, cashflow considerations, tarrifs, new documentation requirements, VAT implication as well as highlighting key milestones for planning for changes required in light of Brexit.

Recruitment & talent management needs to be considered in light of Brexit.  Given the importance of people to every organisation and more importantly people with the right skills, this areas needs focus. Maurice Carr, Recruitment Partner BDO will highlight some of the risks and challenges in this area as well as offering some potential solutions.

Who Should attend

We believe that any business operating in the Shannon Region should be aware of the potential impact of Brexit on their business and thus should attend this event.  The event will be beneficial for both local and international firms, particularly those involved in importing/exporting activities, those trading with the UK and  involved in people management.

Registration, networking and light refreshments from 7.30 AM

Free of Charge for our Members  / €20 Fee Applies for Non-Members


Stephen O’Flaherty FCCA

Stephen is Director in BDO’s Corporate Finance & Recovery Department. Stephen commenced his career in manufacturing and has since worked in both Practice and Financial Services before joining BDO in January 2017. Stephen holds a number of non-executive directorships and has over 15 years’ experience in advising clients on strategic, governance and financial matters.

Carol Lynch

Carol is a Partner at BDO Customs and International Trade Services. Carol has more than 25 years’ experience in customs and international trade. Carol has previously acted as Head of Trade and Customs as well as Vice-Chairman of European Trade Practice for another large accountancy firm in Ireland.

Carol has significant expertise in customs, excise, export controls, anti-dumping, audits and investigations. She also has significant experience working with clients in the aviation and aircraft leasing, food and drink, pharmaceutical companies, consumer electronics and software sectors along with general manufacturing.

Maurice Carr

Maurice is a Partner in the Recruitment and HR Division of BDO and has over 20 years’ experience as an executive recruiter in management and technical areas.
Maurice has an in-depth knowledge of the labour force, and is a specialist in sourcing both permanent & interim leadership/executive roles, with some of the leading multinational and indigenous organisations across all industry sectors including Aviation Leasing, Medical Devices, Financial Services, Manufacturing and Engineering.


In collaboration with BDO



Why BDO?

At BDO, we recognise different businesses face different circumstances. Our Brexit Taskforce has been to the fore in engaging proactively with key stakeholders in relation to Brexit including the Revenue Commissioners, Irish Exporters Association, British Irish Chamber of Commerce and Chambers Ireland. 

We have participated in a number of events across the country on the topic of Brexit with a particular focus on the practical implications it may have on local and internationally focused businesses.

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