Free exporting advice, expertise and presentations for local businesses

20 November 2015

As part of a nationwide tour, the Exporting is GREAT truck is coming to the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Sheffield City Region on Thursday, 26th November and Friday, 27th November. It brings with it international trade advisors and other export experts to provide face-to-face advice, expertise and presentations to local businesses looking to grow their exporting offer or break into an overseas market for the first time.

The Thursday begins with the Not Difficult Just Different – Five Steps To Exporting presentation for first-time exporters from 8am to 10am. 

Between 1pm and 2.30pm, Jon Gillgrass, International Director, Santander Corporate & Commercial South Yorkshire & Humber, in partnership with UKTI will host a working lunch and lead a presentation for businesses in the food and drink sector entitled A Taste of Yorkshire In International Markets.

Jon Gillgrass said:  “We are delighted to be partnering with UKTI Yorkshire & Humber and the Sheffield City Region LEP at the Not Difficult Just Different event on 26th November.  This aims to help entrepreneurs looking to take their first step in exports and businesses wanting to get top tips on expanding overseas operations. Exporting can play a crucial role in helping businesses to achieving their growth ambitions.  It is also beneficial for the Sheffield City Region & wider UK economy. 

“Santander & UKTI Yorkshire & Humber will also host A Taste of Yorkshire In International Markets.  This event will help businesses in the food and drink sector understand the export support available and how to discover new opportunities in the global market.”

Thursday also features a Lead Trainer for Google Digital Garage Leeds presenting on reaching new customers online between 11am and 12.30pm.

On the second day at AMP, between 8.30am and 3pm there is a presentation on the The Festival of Opportunities in export, an export opportunities clinic including Google and the presentation on reaching new customers online between 11am and 12.30pm.

Mark Robson, UKTI regional director for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “The presence of the Exporting is GREAT campaign truck in Yorkshire and the Humber presents first-time and experienced exporters with an invaluable opportunity to get  tailored and expert advice first hand from our international trade advisors.”

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