Local businesses are being encouraged to look to developing their overseas sales by the region’s largest international trade organisations.
Enterprise Europe Network and UK Trade & Investment has partnered with Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce for a half day export workshop at the Kings House Business Centre, Kings Langley, on Thursday 19 June.
The event aims to provide businesses with an invaluable insight into exporting, share must – know tips and put new and developing exporters on the road to success.
Mathilde Murphy, Enterprise Europe Network manager said, “Although choosing the right market and getting started in international trade can seem daunting, growing your business overseas is a great way to boost your sales and easier than a lot of people think.
“We hope our morning workshop will help local businesses decide whether exporting is for them and offer a helping hand along the way”.
Enterprise Europe Network is the continent’s largest business support organisation with over 3000 staff in 60 countries – EU funded, much of their support services are free of charge.
Topics covered on the day will include an introduction to international trade, the different stages of exporting, getting paid, choosing your markets, the mechanics, reviewing your requirements and a final overview of the funded help and support on offer from government agencies.
“This half – day workshop will give businesses an opportunity to hear first hand from experienced exporters and government approved international trade advisors, and find out what it takes to sell successfully overseas”, says Mrs Murphy.
The event will also present a live video-stream of a UKTI Benelux day from the International Festival of Business in Liverpool, featuring trade opportunities in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherland for UK businesses, presented by UK Ambassadors in Benelux.
“International trade is the key to continued growth, the British brand has a fantastic reputation abroad and demand for our quality products across the world has never been greater” added Mrs Murphy.