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Export Hub rolls into Shropshire - workshop and networking lunch

The Hub News Team | 5.2.18

Shropshire businesses interested in trading overseas are invited to a networking lunch on board the Export Hub which rolls into Shrewsbury this week.

The Department of International Trade's giant truck will be parked at Shrewsbury Auction Centre on Battlefield on Thursday, hosting a workshop from 10am to noon, followed by a networking reception.

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Businesses which are already trading overseas, or those who wish to start, are invited to the reception which is being hosted by the Marches Growth Hub (MGH) Shropshire. The workshop is aimed at senior decision makers at companies engaged in the early stages of export.Export_Hub__web

Experts from the Department of International Trade and MGH staff will be on hand during the reception to talk to businesses interested in support available for companies of all sizes looking to sell goods and products overseas.

As part of DIT's Exporting is GREAT campaign, the Export Hub is touring the nation with a series of events to help businesses trade overseas.

In the first three quarters of 2017, West Midlands businesses exported over £24.6bn worth of goods, up over £3.1 billion on the same period in 2016, with the UK exporting £180.9bn worth of goods over the same period. DIT's Exporting is GREAT campaign aims to help more businesses explore new markets overseas.

Shropshire businesses such as Champion & Reeves from Shrewsbury have been helped to identify and win new exports in Canada with the support of their local DIT adviser, Christine Armistead.

Ian Harrison, Director of Exports, Department for International Trade, Midlands, said: "The Export Hub provides a great opportunity for businesses across the region to learn more about the opportunities offered by exporting. The series of events will encourage, educate and support SMEs as they look to discover new markets.

"There is a strong demand across the world for UK goods and services, and many West Midlands businesses are already finding success abroad. DIT is on hand to help firms manage common barriers to exporting such as not knowing where to look for contracts, costs of doing business, finance, language and administration.

"The Roadshow will run alongside other initiatives including meet the buyer events, trade missions and masterclasses on exporting and selling online, for businesses across the region. We're encouraging all firms to take advantage to visit the hub and register for a workshop."


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