An event to help Cumbria's tourism businesses prepare for Brexit will be held this month.

Are you ready for Brexit will be held at Low Bay Resort & Spa on Tuesday, October 29, and is aimed at B&Bs, hotels, visitor attractions, retailers and suppliers.

It will feature experts from from UKInbound alongside speakers covering a range of HR, legal and financial issues which could specifically affect tourism and hospitality businesses.

Cumbria-based companies such as Cumberland Business, Thomson Hayton Winkley, Armstrong Watson, Langdale Hotel & Spa and People Junction will all be on hand to help businesses navigate the maze of uncertainty.

It will also include three practical workshops covering post-Brexit employment issues, recruitment and retention, and protecting sales.

To coincide with Brexit, Cumbria Tourism has also unveiled plans for a free workshop on Welcoming International Customers on Wednesday October 30 at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel.

Aimed at front-end staff such as receptionists, concierges, and bar and restaurant staff, a specialist trainer will help participants enhance understanding of different cultures and build the skills and confidence they need to help attract more international visitors.

Both events are part of a package spearheaded by Cumbria Tourism, after the organisation was awarded funding from the Government’s Business Readiness Fund to tackle Brexit-related areas of concern for the county’s £3billion tourism industry.

Cumbria Tourism is providing additional help and support to tourism businesses through webinars, targeted newsletters, a new microsite, public relations and social media.