Countdown to Brexit: Graeme Dixon, CEO, Octopus Intelligence

Graeme Dixon

With the countdown to Brexit quickly ticking away, Business Link Magazine invites a select number of the region’s business leaders to offer their thoughts.

Here we talk with Graeme Dixon, CEO, Octopus Intelligence.

Preparing For Brexit

We are constantly bombarded with negative news in the media about how the world will end on 29th March, how automotive companies will stop making cars, food will go rotten stuck in ports, and the NHS will grind to a halt. I don’t know about you but I can cope with not having an Avocado for a week or two.
Of course, the reality will be completely different, but it is the uncertainty which is the key concern and creates the worry in the minds of businesses.
Manage uncertainty by looking at your operation and writing down what are the potentially worst, best and most likely outcomes to Brexit effects on your business. Once you have isolated these, ask yourself the key question: ‘So what?’
Write down the answers and then determine the actions you could take to any of it scenarios. Again asking the very powerful question: ‘So what?’
This will hopefully increase certainty, remove the Media fog of war and ensure you are prepared as much as you can be.
Also, do not assume the leave date will be the 29th March.
One thing for sure – after we leave the European Union, the sun will still shine, the birds will sing, and Nottingham Forest will be a constant source of frustration.
Octopus Intelligence is the Lace Market Nottingham based global Competitive Intelligence Agency, whose clients, which are local and household names, want more certainty in their decision making.