Drone racing company encourages businesses to seek out Brexit advice


The CEO of a new Coventry-based drone racing company has encouraged local businesses to take advantage of Brexit advice events.

Alejandro Perez-Llabata, founder and CEO of the university-dedicated drone racing company the International Universities Drone Racing Organisation (IUDRO), found support at a roundtable organised by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) Growth Hub.

Perez-Llabata said: “One of our biggest concerns relates to data management regulation and how this might be affected by the UK leaving the EU, and we’re glad that they were addressed.

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“Finding out more about how Brexit might impact on laws and regulations is crucial to us in an industry that is constantly changing. Nevertheless, the opportunity to outline the UK’s unique chance to be a globally-renowned urban air mobility test-bed to the Secretary of State was invaluable.”

IUDRO was one of several companies that attended the event at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, discussing the potential drawbacks and opportunities presented by Brexit.

The managing director at the CWLEP Growth Hub, Craig Humphrey, said: “Brexit will pose challenges for local business but it will also create opportunities. It is important that SMEs throughout Coventry and Warwickshire are aware of the resources on offer.

“I would advise all businesses across the region to take advantage of the support that the Growth Hub is providing. From roundtable events – such as the one attended by Alejandro – through to skills workshops, everything is geared towards getting businesses ready for Brexit.”

More information is available about the CWLEP Growth Hub here.

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