Pop-up Policy Surgery

Whitehouse’s food and nutrition policy experts are to provide exclusive policy insight to delegates at the Food Matters Live event on 23 November, hosting a pop-up policy surgery at the industry-leading food conference and exhibition at the ExCel Centre.

The surgery will provide businesses with one-to-one consultations on how UK legislation and Brexit negotiations could affect the food and drink industry, with UK food law based entirely on regulations from Brussels and the industry facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty.

Katarzyna Wilk, Associate Director at The Whitehouse Consultancy, said:

“Changes in policy, politics and regulation over the next couple of years are going to fundamentally affect how any food and drink company does business in the UK and in Europe. We’re going to see a reshaping of the political, regulatory and policy landscape, and businesses need to not only understand but involve themselves in that process if they’re to make sure the environment is as favourable for them as possible.”

Michael Costain, Director of Food Matters Live, said:

“We’re delighted that the Whitehouse team will be bringing their expertise and experience of European politics and policy to Food Matters Live on 23 November. It is vital for companies in the food and drink sector to know about the likely processes for Britain leaving the EU, and what this will mean for how they make, advertise and sell their products. I encourage any companies with concerns to get in touch now and set up a meeting to tap into Whitehouse’s insight and analysis of a constantly changing political situation.”

Companies seeking policy support at Food Matters Live should contact Samuel.Blainey@whitehousecomms.com before the event in order to receive the possible advice and guidance.

The surgery will consist of three 30 minute Q&A sessions as follows:

  • Policy questions affecting start/ups and small business (<50 employees)
  • Policy questions affecting medium sized and bigger businesses
  • Policy questions affecting non-UK companies seeking to enter the UK

This will then be followed by a general Brexit Q&A session from 12.30pm.