New service to support regional businesses in navigating UK’s new EU trading relationship

Growth Platform has launched a Post-EU Transition Support Service which aims to provide Liverpool City Region businesses with the guidance, resources and tools they need to navigate the UK’s new trading relationship with the EU.

As part of the new service offering, regional businesses will be able to register for free one-to-one advice sessions with Growth Platform’s team of EU transition advisors. The sessions are designed to give businesses advice on how to best align their operations with the new EU trading arrangements which came into force on the 1st January this year.

As part of the service’s wider offering, businesses will have access to a central online hub of tools, guidance and news relating to the new trade rules. Also, they can join the service’s LinkedIn community group where they can connect with other businesses to discuss and share best practice and advice on adjusting operations to meet EU trading standards. 

Janice Mears, Head of Business Growth, Growth Platform, said:

“The EU transition period has now passed. If you’re a regional business trading with the EU, you must ensure your operations are compliant with new trading standards and regulations. We know that navigating the new rules is tricky, that’s why we’ve launched the Post-EU Transition Support Service. 

“It’s designed to give businesses all of the up-to-date information they need regarding the UK’s new trading relationship with the EU in one place. If you’re a business leader that’s unsure about the requirements your business now needs to have in place, we’d urge you to visit the new service’s dedicated webpages or book a call with one of our EU Transition Advisors.”

As well as providing general business advice, the Post-EU Transition Service will also be providing tailored resources for businesses operating in a diverse range of sectors from shipping and logistics, to manufacturing and tourism.

Ben Flanagan, leader of Growth Platform’s EU Transition Support team, said:

“Understanding and complying with the new EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement is of vital importance to any businesses that engage with EU member states. Failure to do this could lead to delays, additional costs, and the potential loss of business. Each business will have its own particular challenges when it comes to compliance with the new rules, standards and regulations.

“I’ve been working in partnership with our local Chambers of Commerce to design a service that delivers value to their members and the wider Liverpool Business community. Growth Platform’s new service is a great place to start when it comes to ensuring you’re up to date with the new standards and rules relating to doing business with the EU.”

To access the Post-EU Transition Support Service advice pages, visit:

To book a one-to-one call with Growth Platform’s EU Transition Support Team, visit: or email:

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