South-East dates announced for Government “Exporting Is GREAT” roadshow

Local MP Caroline Dinenage has welcomed the Minister for Trade and Investment’s announcement that the Exporting is GREAT Hub will be visiting Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on 25 May 2016 as part of its Roadshow of the South East region.

Exporting is GREAT (EiG) is the UK Government’s initiative to inspire and support 100,000 more UK business to sell their goods and services overseas by 2020.

The Export Hub will bring together advice and practical guidance for businesses on how they can find customers overseas for their products and services. There will be an array of workshops, one-to-one meetings and networking opportunities with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) International Trade Advisers, E-Commerce Digital Advisers, UK Export Finance (UKEF), local support services as well as offerings from private industry leaders in business support.      

The events are free to attend and are designed for SMEs that are looking to export for the first time.

Commenting on the news, Caroline said:

“International trade presents fantastic opportunities for SMEs to grow and prosper but becoming an exporter for the first time can be daunting. That is why I welcome the Exporting is GREAT initiative, which seeks to provide business owners with the practical guidance and advice they need to find customers overseas for their products and services.

“I am really excited that the Export Hub is coming to our area and I hope local business-owners who are considering expanding their company internationally take advantage of the valuable support on offer.”

The Exporting is GREAT website now contains over 1,400 live export opportunities from across the globe, and a thousand new opportunities are being uploaded every month. For further information visit the following webpage: https://www.events.ukti.gov.uk/event-campaign/export-hub-roadshow.