PennWhite Brexit Update: February 2020

And then there were 27...

Over the next 11 months the UK and EU will try and work out a mutually acceptable deal to ensure as frictionless as possible trade between the UK and the EU. If we're very lucky, it might even be as frictionless as the one the UK walked away from on Friday night. If we're lucky. Based on the performance of our political classes over the last three and a half years, PennWhite will assume that a trade deal will not be in place by the end of the year, or that if one is, trade between the UK and EU will not be as straightforward as in the past. We will therefore continue to put measures in place to mitigate the impact of such an outcome on our operations.

PennWhite Classic Movie Calendar - February

Guess the classic movie.

Our 2020 calendar asked you to guess the title of a classic movie, here's the answer for February.

A case of mistaken identity in a New York hotel bar leads mild mannered advertising executive Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant), on a frantic chase across the country. On the way he meets Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) and, after Roger survives an attack by a crop duster, they defeat the mysterious enemy agents who have pursued them to Mount Rushmore. We next see Roger and Eve, now married, traveling back to New York by sleeper train as the screen fades to black, the train then enters a tunnel...

So of course, the classic movie is... North by Northwest.

N by NW





PennWhite Classic Movie Calendar - January

Guess the classic movie.

Our 2020 calendar asked you to guess the title of a classic movie, here's the answer for January.


"Do androids dream of electric sheep?" was the title of the the 1968 novel by Philip K. Dick that the film is based on.

The replicants in the film don't have empathy for living creatures, they'd leave a turtle on it's back and let it die in the sun.

"All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain", is part of a classic speech re-written in part by the actor delivering it.

The photo is of a speed skater, she's almost running on her skates with razor sharp blades.


So of course, the classic movie is... Blade Runner.

blade runner





PennWhite Brexit Update. February 2019

A deal, no-deal, delayed-exit, no-exit; As UK and EU leaders play political brinksmanship with all our futures and teeter on the edge of political infamy, we still don't know what, if anything, will happen at the end of next month. Here's our latest take on how we'll handle the worst case scenario.


PennWhite Brexit Update. January 2019

Some "encouraging" news from the Government; in the event of a no-deal Brexit, UK RoRo ports will "wave through" trucks from EU27 countries to minimise import delays for at least three months. This reduces the likleyhood of raw material delays on the UK side of the process but it remains unlcear if EU27 ports will operate a similar fast-track system or insist on a full customs inspection for goods entering the UK.



PennWhite No-Deal Brexit

Over the last few weeks the possibility of a no-deal Brexit has increased. We've reviewed and adapted our Brexit preparations accordingly, please take a look at our latest Brexit Statement for details.