AS THE Brexit negotiations continue, much of the country is on tenterhooks not knowing what to expect.

After so much uncertainty, Eastleigh-based yacht transport and freight forwarding firm Peters & May’s customs team took matters into their own hands and hosted a ‘Brexit & Beyond’ conference at the town's Holiday Inn.

The seminar's morning and afternoon sessions were hosted by in-house customs & vat manager Simon Beck and newly-appointed customs advisor Denise Hill, CEO David Holley and UK general manager Paul Everley.

Covering Brexit ‘no deal’ implications, transitional special procedures and the customs declaration service, attendees then had the opportunity to ask any questions and discuss their concerns.

Simon Beck commented on the success of the event “This topic is something that needs a lot of discussion. The UK leaving the EU is imminent so it’s no good people burying their heads in the sand. We have taken a proactive approach to support our clients and it was received with enthusiasm from all those who attended our seminar.

"After offering our advice, highlighting considerations for clients and guiding them through next steps, it was great to see attendees discussing and sharing ideas on the various approaches in response to ongoing Brexit developments”.