07 March 2017

The people of Northamptonshire are invited to a special event which will focus on the future of jobs and the economy of the county after the UK leaves the EU.

Open to all, the event, entitled ‘Brexit: Jobs and Prosperity – The Voice of Northants’, will see a panel of experts and the audience share their issues, concerns, hopes and ideas surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Hosted by the University of Northampton and Northamptonshire County Council, it will allow people to put their political differences aside and explore ways in which we can drive jobs and economic growth in the county post-Brexit.

Panel line-up

The evening will include a Question Time-style session, with the audience interacting with the panel, which will include SEMLEP chief executive, Stephen Catchpole, Policy Executive at Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce, Simon Dishman, county council leader Heather Smith and Professor Janet Wilson, from the university.

Representatives from the business community and the trade unions will also be added to the line-up for the event, which will be MC-ed by BBC Radio Northampton presenter, John Griff.

There will also be time for informal networking and a chance to enjoy refreshments.

The Brexit: Jobs and Prosperity – The Voice of Northants takes place in the Council Chamber at County Hall, George Row, Northampton, on Tuesday 21 March, from 6pm to 8pm.

How to book

The event is free to attend, but as places are limited, attendees must register in advance here.

There will be the chance to submit questions for the panel prior to the event.