NW Finance Directors Webinar – 2 December 2020


Our next quarterly event is on Wednesday 2nd December 2020.

About the event:

The NW FD Network is run in association with AFR Consulting, MHA Moore & Smalley and Barclays. Our mission is to help Finance Directors and Senior
Financial Controllers to continue their personal development through:

• Observing key note speakers
• Expanding personal networks
• Exchanging knowledge and ideas with peers
• Receiving technical updates

The presenters and what they will cover:

Associate of The London Institute of Banking and Finance, David Holmes has worked for Barclays for 34 years across various roles within he North of England. For the last 19 years he has worked within the Trade and Working Capital team supporting business customers. He now leads a team of Trade Directors and Working Capital Specialists across the North, providing trading risk mitigation and working capital cycle finance. David will present the bank’s views on Brexit Trade and Working Capital.

Next, Jonathan Main will focus on Brexit, as we should have clarity on our future relationship with the EU after the end of the Transition Period on 31 December 2020. He will provide a practical explanation of our trading relationship from 1 January 2021. He will walk through the steps that businesses can take to ensure that the flow of goods between the UK and the EU happens as smoothly as possible in the new world. Jonathan will also provide a brief overview of potential changes to VAT and other indirect taxes once we are no longer bound by EU Directives governing the operation of indirect taxes in the UK. In summary, his presentation will give you the tools you need to face the future outside the EU.

Finally, we will end with a Q&A session where attendees will have an opportunity to direct their questions to our panel.


09:00 – 09:35        Welcome & Introduction

09:35 – 09:55        Trade in a time of uncertainty by David Holmes, Director of Trade and Working capital, Barclays

09:55 – 10:15         Brexit and our future trading relationship with the EU by Jonathan Main, VAT and Indirect Taxes Partner, MHA Moore    and Smalley

10:15 – 10:30         Q&A

10:30                      Close

Who Should Attend?

Finance Directors and Senior Financial Controllers of businesses based across the North West.


This event is free to attend online but advance booking is essential to reserve a place.

Click here to view the flyer for the event December 2020 Invitation