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49 minutes ago, Magilla said:

What prep would you suggest?

 

The business was only viable as SM/CU members.

 

There will be thousands, if not tens of thousands, of other SME's in the same boat who're on the verge of pulling the plug...

So in the years since the Brexit vote, you think this company really couldn't do anything but close? No forward planning, preparation, extending into different markets, or perhaps even using their existing Spanish distributor (or opening an EU based office themselves) to make life easier?  Instead, just close the whole thing down. CBA.

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Well, we've established that the reason there are unemployed people in the UK is that employers can't be arsed. 

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29 minutes ago, the_bloke said:

So in the years since the Brexit vote, you think this company really couldn't do anything but close? No forward planning, preparation, extending into different markets, or perhaps even using their existing Spanish distributor (or opening an EU based office themselves) to make life easier?  Instead, just close the whole thing down. CBA.

Why would they have to plan for increased regulation and paperwork? Boris said it could be torn up, assuming he wasn't simply lying for populist appeal....

 

Why have we gone through all this just to impose an additional burden on business?

 

What have we gained? By the way, if you can't answer that one, don't worry, you're not alone.

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34 minutes ago, the_bloke said:

So in the years since the Brexit vote, you think this company really couldn't do anything but close? No forward planning, preparation, extending into different markets, or perhaps even using their existing Spanish distributor (or opening an EU based office themselves) to make life easier?  Instead, just close the whole thing down. CBA.

What markets do you think he could expand to?

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Equally, epidemiologists have been telling us for years that we were well overdue a pandemic, yet it took the Tory government and all businesses by surprise. Years they had, to plan and mitigate, business to work out how they could reposition themselves and adapt to online only, government to plan and prevent 100,000 people dying, but the problem was they just could not be arsed.

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1 hour ago, the_bloke said:

So in the years since the Brexit vote, you think this company really couldn't do anything but close? No forward planning, preparation, extending into different markets, or perhaps even using their existing Spanish distributor (or opening an EU based office themselves) to make life easier?  Instead, just close the whole thing down. CBA.

it's almost as if these things are complicated, and our membership of the SM / CU was good for business.

 

we won, get over it, or something ... ? - is that right?

 

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7 minutes ago, ads36 said:

it's almost as if these things are complicated, and our membership of the SM / CU was good for business.

 

we won, get over it, or something ... ? - is that right?

 

Absolutely. More evidence of the Golden Uplands......

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55997641

 

Dunno why they don't just expand into different markets, or prepare, or forward plan or summat. CBA obviously.......

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20 minutes ago, Bargepole23 said:

Absolutely. More evidence of the Golden Uplands......

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55997641

 

Dunno why they don't just expand into different markets, or prepare, or forward plan or summat. CBA obviously.......

Its ok though hes going to do as our government advise...open an over seas distribution centre and cut jobs here in the UK

Another happy brexit voter  finds out that his £2 million business is going to lose customers because of all the brexit paperwork

 

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more jobs leaving :

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/britain-eu-meat-exports/british-meat-processors-set-up-shop-in-eu-as-brexit-hammers-exports-bmpa-idUSL8N2KF51D

 

it's not going well is it ?

 

Questions

1) how can we blame remainers / the EU / Jeremey Corbyn?

 

2) i wonder how long till my occasional melton-mowbray pork-pie is made in the Netherlands...

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2 hours ago, Delbow said:

Well, we've established that the reason there are unemployed people in the UK is that employers can't be arsed. 

1.3m Europeans left the UK last year, reportedly. About half of those out of London alone, and mostly due to the forced closures of hospitality businesses under Covid.

 

Considering the hostile environment and the visa criteria now in force in the UK, I very much doubt that they will go back.

 

So there should be plenty of vacancies to fill, once pubs and restaurants are allowed to re-open.

 

:)

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12 minutes ago, L00b said:

1.3m Europeans left the UK last year, reportedly. About half of those out of London alone, and mostly due to the forced closures of hospitality businesses under Covid.

 

Considering the hostile environment and the visa criteria now in force in the UK, I very much doubt that they will go back.

 

So there should be plenty of vacancies to fill, once pubs and restaurants are allowed to re-open.

 

:)

I hope one day to see a xenophobic British boss beg Europeans to do some seasonal work for them and the Europeans go "nah, don't think so"

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4 hours ago, the_bloke said:

So in the years since the Brexit vote, you think this company really couldn't do anything but close?

It was only viable because he had FoM for his product and a massive market to sell into.

 

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No forward planning, preparation, extending into different markets, or perhaps even using their existing Spanish distributor (or opening an EU based office themselves) to make life easier?

The viability of his product relies on his ability to get it to his customers, which in turn relied on FoM for goods. No other market delivers that, especially for live produce.

 

Opening an EU based office, or using a Spanish distributor won't make any difference, the product itself comes from the UK!

 

All of the issues are before either would have actually seen any product, it would solves nothing other than to take jobs out of the UK.

 

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Instead, just close the whole thing down. CBA.

I'm sure it was anything but CBA, he's probably spent the last 6 weeks trying every possible avenue to keep going, but the reality is his business was only viable as SM/CU members, as is the case for many SME's.

 

I supposed he could have relied on leavers buying more British lobster, but when it comes to buying British they're all mouth ;)

 

There'll be thousands going the same way in the next few months.

 

 

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