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Technology will rule our borders in future, business leaders hear

PUBLISHED: 13:24 24 April 2018

Robert Capper, Dorian Wragg, John Vine and Ken Nottage (c) www.jamesgreenoff.com

Robert Capper, Dorian Wragg, John Vine and Ken Nottage (c) www.jamesgreenoff.com

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“The Three Counties’ Big Breakfast has started the season off well; John Vine made for an excellent guest speaker, being highly knowledgeable as well as honest about the current difficulties facing border control and immigration.”

Three Counties business leaders heard that technology will police our borders in the future with countries able to pre-screen travellers before entry, when John Vine, the first independent chief inspector of borders and immigration spoke at the Three Counties Big Breakfast.

In post for nearly six years until 2014, he highlighted problems with border controls and immigration checks during his tenure. He gave his audience an overview of the key problems of migration, passport and ID card issues and highlighted the need for intelligence sharing post-Brexit.

His audience of more than 70 businesspeople from across the Three Counties were able to quiz Mr Vine on his vision of the future – guests included Bill Davies, head of the law school at the University of Worcester, John Hatt of Business Partnership and Mike Goode of GB Solutions, along with representatives of Barclays, Brewin Dolphin, Handelsbanken and Hazlewoods.

Robert Capper, head of sectors for Harrison Clark Rickerbys, who sponsored the event, said: “It was fascinating to hear from someone who has such in-depth knowledge of the subject just how far technology could support the UK in the future; given the cyber expertise in this area, it is a subject of real commercial interest here.”

Ken Nottage, Chief Executive of Three Counties, said: “The Three Counties’ Big Breakfast has started the season off well; John Vine made for an excellent guest speaker, being highly knowledgeable as well as honest about the current difficulties facing border control and immigration. We look forward to two more equally successful breakfasts in June and September.”

Dorian Wragg, Commercial Partner at Bruton Knowles, said: “The challenges facing the UK are very real but it was good to hear that Brexit offers up a great opportunity for the Government to create a proper border control plan that takes advantage of the latest technologies.”

The next in the Three Counties Big Breakfast series will be on Thursday June 28 - Polly Barnfield OBE, the founder and CEO of Maybe* will provide an insight into the latest trends in retail, bringing together online, offline and social media routes to retail.

UCAS Chief Executive Clare Marchant is the guest speaker in the final event on Thursday Sept 13; it will be a return to the county for her, having previously worked as the Chief Executive of Worcestershire County Council. Clare will share the challenges facing UCAS in the development and delivery of the next generation of information, admissions and data services.

Aimed at CEOs, Managing Directors and Senior Management, Three Counties Big Breakfasts are held at the Perry Suite, Three Counties Showground, and cost £18pp per event.

For further details and to book your place at the next Three Counties Big Breakfast, visit www.threecountiesbigbreakfast.co.uk.

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