Firms urged not to miss out on export week

Clive Drinkwater, regional director, UKTI North West

Clive Drinkwater, regional director, UKTI North West

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Lancashire businesses are being urged to start exporting or increase their international trade as part of UK Trade and Investment’s Export Week from November 9 to 13.

UKTI North West and its partners and business organisations are together staging a range of events and webinars throughout the week to open global trading doors for local businesses.

Among the keynote events in North West during Export Week are:

l Spotlight on Asia Pacific at Best Western Castle Green, Kendal on Monday November 9. This event will focus on opportunities in Hong Kong, China and Japan, with speakers from Cumbria LEP Board, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Lancaster University as well as case studies from businesses who have already experienced success in the region.

l Spotlight on India at Baker Tilly in Preston on Tuesday November 10. The day will involve discussions of export opportunities in key sectors in India – with speakers from the UK India Business Council, company case studies and Baker Tilly.

The week comes to a close with the Explore Export event at Old Trafford Football Stadium on Friday November 13.

Clive Drinkwater, regional director for UK Trade & Investment North West, said: “Export Week is an ideal opportunity for companies to learn more about international trade opportunities, and the support available to help them fulfil their exporting ambitions.

“Whether a newcomer or an existing exporter looking to expand, the week offers something for everyone and we look forward to welcoming you. The countdown is on to the start of the first event on November 9, but there’s still time to book places and join us.”