Business West has been chosen to offer Brexit support and a signposting service to businesses across the region.

The organisation's business advisor for Swindon Andrew Mercer said: “We’ve been through rough times before so it’s all about your attitude and mindset. We will pick up and get on with it and do what we can to help all those affected."

“I’m very happy to live in Swindon, I’m proud of the town and confident in its future.”

International director James Monk said: “We understand that uncertainty over Brexit – and the possibility of a no-deal Brexit – is a pressing concern for many businesses.

“Building upon our success with award-nominated Trading Through Brexit service, we are working closely with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to ensure that more and more companies across the region are as prepared as possible.”

It is estimated that around one third of the 5.7 million private sector businesses in the UK have carried out some level of preparation for Brexit, but that another third are yet to plan for the UK’s departure from EU at the end of October.

Mr Monk added: “We understand that for many business owners and leaders, Brexit may not be a direct concern, however, we would encourage all business owners and leaders to consider the possible impact on their companies.

“We are urging anyone who is unsure about how Brexit will affect their future operations to access our website, which features a wide range of resources on how to prepare for Brexit, particularly for exporters.” Visit