Brexit Breakfast | Who Are Our Experts?

West Lothian Chamber of Commerce have opened bookings for our upcoming  Brexit Conference  which will be happening on the 7th June, 8:30- 11:30am at the luxurious Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club, Kirknewton,  Edinburgh, EH27 8EB.

Our Brexit Breakfast will offer you the chance to hear from 4 leading experts in their fields with topics surrounding the key areas of consideration for businesses ahead of Brexit.

Want to know  more about our experts? Keep reading to find out why you should be first in the queue to hear them speak while they answer your questions.


Key Speaker – John McGrane

John McGrane is the Director General of The British Irish Chamber of Commerce, a private sector organisation which he co-founded in 2011 to represent businesses with interests in the two islands and their economies.

He is a Board Director at Dublin Chamber of Commerce and at The British Irish Chamber of Commerce and a number of charities.

John has over 40 years of experience within the financial services sector with the Royal Bank of Scotland/Ulster Bank Group in Ireland and is a highly sought-after keynote speaker across Ireland, the UK and the world.

As the Director General of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, John has developed a strong presence as a speaker at events and his informative, reactive approach allows listeners to discuss key Brexit issues with him during his speech. He travels to various conferences across the UK and Ireland, some of which address the key sectors including agriculture and construction in relation to Brexit. His extensive knowledge on Brexit will allow businesses to get an informed insight as well as an all-access pass to his expertise and experience ahead of March 2019.

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has published various key documents addressing the issues of Brexit and all documents can be viewed here.



Lynne Anderson, Associate Director of Treasury Solutions for Clydesdale Bank who can provide an in-depth breakdown of the potential effects of currency fluctuations on business after Brexit.

Lynne has over 20 years of banking industry experience, working in Retail and Business Banking as well as the specialisms of International Trade and Treasury Solutions. During her time with the Bank she has worked with hundreds of businesses in a diverse range of industries to assist them with accessing funding and securely importing and exporting goods.

In her current role within Treasury Solutions she takes the views of the Markets out to Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, Business & Private clients and assists them to identify and manage their exposure to foreign exchange, interest rate and commodity price fluctuations.

 Iain Masterton, Director of VAT and Indirect Tax at Chiene + Tait for a detailed insight into the taxation considerations businesses must make ahead of Brexit.

Iain manages Chiene + Tait’s VAT practice and has 20 years VAT experience having previously worked with a number of big four firms. Iain specialisms are international VAT and Custom, land and property and partial exemption/non business methods.

Iain and his team at Chiene + Tait advise SME, rural sector and charity clients and have been active in getting clients ready for the implications of Brexit from a VAT and Customs perspective.  Iain regularly publishes articles on VAT developments in the national and business press and has spoken at events hosted by LexisNexis, ICAS and SLE.


Stuart McWilliams , Immigration Specialist Lawyer at Morton Fraser Lawyers who can provide you with an understanding of the staffing implications for your business ahead of Brexit.

Stuart is recognised by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Immigration law and is the convener of the Law Society of Scotland’s Immigration and Asylum law sub-committee.

Since the UK voted to leave the EU he has provided individuals and businesses with advice about the future status of EU workers. He has particular expertise in assisting businesses to communicate updates to staff and providing strategic advice on the support businesses can provide to their employees who are concerned about their right to work in the UK.

Stuart is a Senior Associate with Morton Fraser Lawyers.



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