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The Impact of Brexit

  • Written By: John Hodgson
  • Published: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 15:41 GMT

John Hodgson, joins Stephen Maddock OBE, CEO of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) to discuss the impact Brexit could have on the Orchestra and businesses once the UK leaves the EU.

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In the first of a series of short films, created in partnership with the CBSO, Stephen Maddock discusses what Brexit could mean for the recruitment and retention of world class musicians, as many of the orchestra’s members hail from EU countries including the CBSO’s Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla who is from Lithuania.

he Orchestra is also accustomed to being mobile, moving effortlessly between EU member states without a single form needing to be completed. Likewise, orchestras can move all their instruments, at least one for each player, without impediment. What’s more, if a musician is ill, they can call upon another without delay or the need for an emergency visa. What will a restriction in travel arrangements and visa's across the EU mean for the the Orchestra?

John Hodgson, Professional Services Office Managing Partner in Birmingham, goes on to discuss the outlook of businesses in the Midlands pre-Brexit including insight into the main concerns of scale-up businesses in the region following the results of our recent Dream bigger survey.

Is there an upside to Brexit? Watch the full video below.

Smith & Williamson are proud to sponsor the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra which includes exclusive sponsorship of November’s UK premiere of Roxanna Panufnik’s choral work ‘Faithful Journey – A Mass for Poland’, written to mark the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence.

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By necessity, this briefing can only provide a short overview and it is essential to seek professional advice before applying the contents of this article. No responsibility can be taken for any loss arising from action taken or refrained from on the basis of this publication. Details correct at time of publication.

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