Survey: Is your business ready for Brexit?

Survey: Is your business ready for Brexit?

4C Associates 4C Blog

While the exact impact of leaving the European Union is still unknown, it is clear that Brexit will affect businesses in a number of ways.  We still do not know what agreements will be put in place and for the time being, the one thing businesses have been subjected to is uncertainty. We would like to invite you to take …

A positive view of Brexit through the lens of a procurement negotiation strategy

A positive view of Brexit through the lens of a procurement negotiation strategy

Steve Harrison 4C Blog

As we look forward to the Article 50 negotiations, Steve Harrison presents a positive case in relation to the UKs trading relationship with the EU going forward through the lens of a procurement negotiation strategy. The principle negotiating objectives in the two-year period prescribed by article 50 are twofold. First is to settle who is liable for ongoing liabilities, like …

Post Brexit M&A opportunities

Post Brexit M&A opportunities

Milan Panchmatia 4C Blog

4C Associates’ Milan Panchmatia considers how businesses can look to profit from the current period of uncertainty. Depending which media outlets you read, you might think Brexit represents the salvation or the destruction of the UK. The truth, as always, is somewhere in the middle. There are pros and cons to the country’s decision to leave the European Union and …

The Grocer: Your Brexit procurement in-tray

4C Associates 4C in the press

UK consumers aren’t likely to regard Marmite, fish fingers and crisps as recipe bedfellows, and given recent Brexit-related pricing announcements they aren’t proving too appetising for UK retailers, either. Furthermore, currency volatility is only the opening salvo in the challenges the vote to leave the EU is likely to present to the industry. Read full article here

Fourth Source: Procurement – Better understanding means better business in a post Brexit marketing world

4C Associates 4C in the press

Procurement has always been a source of friction in marketing. Marketers don’t like procurement; it’s that simple, we are the enemy. This is also not helped by the industry perception that Procurement as a function lacks agility and creativity, both assets which are central to marketing and all that it stands for. But, with better communication and understanding this can, …

Procurement Leaders: What Theresa May’s Brexit speech means for procurement

4C Associates 4C in the press

Theresa May, the Britain’s prime minister, made a speech last week that sought to provide more detail about the kind of relationship the country will have with the European Union (EU) after it leaves. It specifically explained how the Government will manage the transition from a central player in the EU to a solidly independent trading nation. It left a …

How Brexit could impact European private equity investments

How Brexit could impact European private equity investments

Milan Panchmatia 4C Blog

As Europe continues to wait for economic stability to return, Milan Panchmatia considers how the UK’s vote to leave might affect equity markets. While the exact impact of leaving the European Union is still unknown, it is clear that Brexit will affect British and European businesses in a number of ways. Initially, currency fluctuations and volatile conditions are likely to …

Supply Management: What you need to do now about Brexit

4C Associates 4C in the press

Following Theresa May’s speech this week outlining a move towards hard Brexit, buyers will need shrewd contingency and risk planning. A recent report from Credit Suisse, examining trade relationships between the UK and EU countries, highlighted that many of the existing supply chains crossing the channel are designed to function within a single market. Breaking that single market, it warned, may …

The future of M&A in Brexit Britain

The future of M&A in Brexit Britain

Milan Panchmatia 4C Blog

Uncertainty and major mergers and acquisitions are reluctant bedfellows, according to 4C Associates’ Milan Panchmatia – but there are reasons for optimism. The long-term implication of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union is difficult to predict. The initial reaction, at least from the stock markets, was a loss in confidence and whilst this has been reversed with the FTSE …

How will Brexit affect supply chains?

How will Brexit affect supply chains?

Milan Panchmatia 4C Blog

Although many elements of the UK’s departure from the European Union remain unclear, it is a safe bet to assume that Brexit will impact supply lines to and from the continent. It has been a few months since 52% of the British population voted to leave the European Union in a national referendum. The pros and cons of the departure …