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BEIS Regional Life Sciences workshop

The Office for Life Sciences (OLS) is a joint unit between The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) and BEIS (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy). Its purpose is to generate inward investment to the UK and support the growth of innovative life science companies across the UK landscape. It is currently engaging with SMEs across the life science sector to better understand the concerns, impacts and plans that companies are developing and enacting to prepare for EU exit.

We would like to invite you to a Regional Life Sciences workshop to understand your key concerns and needs. This will also be an opportunity for the team to update you on Government planning for Brexit in areas such as regulation, borders, continuity of supply, trade continuity and migration.  

We will use the findings from the workshop to influence Government policy across relevant departments and Ministers. The information you provide will be treated confidentially and will not be shared outside of Government.

DATE: Monday 15 April, 2-4pm

LOCATION: WECA Office, 3 Rivergate, Bristol, BS1 6EW 


In December 2018, Cabinet Office agreed to proceed with the Government’s next phase of no deal planning. HMG recommended that businesses ensure they are prepared and enact their own no deal plans as they judge necessary. We are keen to ensure that companies are aware of all the information available, providing updates on current developments, and identifying gaps on the information provided to them.

Outline Agenda

  • Update from Government, followed by Q&A

  • Gather companies’ key areas of concerns regarding EU exit and trade.

  • An opportunity to discuss the activities that business currently has in train, as well as future plans: and further information required from Government.

Attendees will include a mix of:

  1. The life sciences and health industries.

  2. Representatives of regional life sciences groups from BEIS and key Government stakeholders.

  3. The event will be chaired by an OLS official and will involve an initial overview / presentation from OLS  on Government planning, followed by a Q&A discussion.

  4. We would be very happy if you would agree to provide specific questions on areas such as regulation, borders, continuity of supply, trade continuity, and migration.  

 If you wish to attend the session, please register with your details here.


Earlier Event: April 4
ALAN Networking Evening