With uncertainty over the outcome of Brexit negotiations, both local and national employers are voicing real concerns about our future.

Professor Adele Ladkin, of Bournemouth University, will be discussing her views and concerns going forward at The Greyhouse, Sydling St Nicholas, near Dorchester, on Tuesday, November 28.

She will be the guest speaker at the second of a series of charity networking breakfasts organised by Marketing West to raise money for Dorset Mind.

A specialist in tourism employment, Professor Ladkin will explain what she believes will happen to the local employment market over the next few years.

She will focus on one of the major problems local companies have to face of finding and keeping good staff. Although UK unemployment stands at a low 4.5 per cent, there are a record number of vacancies.

School leavers have expectations beyond their experience, while employees change jobs regularly.

Businesses in the agriculture, tourism and leisure industries based in the south west are particularly worried about losing foreign employees due to Brexit and the weakening pound.

Professor Ladkin’s talk will be followed by an open debate when attendees will have the chance to voice their opinions and ask questions.

Breakfast will take place from 7.30am to 9.15am. Tickets cost £12 for a full English of £10 for a continental breakfast with all proceeds donated to Dorset Mind.

To book or find out more about the breakfast go to www.marketingwest.co.uk.