Friday, 17 May 2013
Export Week – latest updates
Export Week - High Growth Markets sees more than eighty events across the UK during one week, 13 to 17 May. Export Week will focus on exporting to High Growth Markets; the second in November will be aimed at getting new and established SMEs to export to overseas markets.
Events will include seminars on High Value Opportunities, targeted market days, international finance and trade workshops, international marketing training and much more. Attendees will have access to British Ambassadors and overseas trade experts from the world's most rapidly growing markets, and locally based UKTI trade advisers
Export Week is a major component of the National Challenge, a major initiative to boost the number of Small to Medium-sized Enterprises. It is part of a concerted campaign led by Lord Green to increase the number of British companies that export, from current levels of around 20% to 25% or more. By increasing the number of companies that export by roughly a quarter, about £36 billion could be added to the UK economy. View the latest Export Week updates on Storify below or
Lord Green on Export Week
”The government will support you as effectively as it can but the first step must come from business, so I would encourage you to take that step today”
Why High Growth Markets?
The global economic centre of gravity has shifted towards high-growth markets such as Brazil, Russia, India and China, and others such as Colombia, Indonesia, and Qatar.
Increasing numbers of UK companies are prospering by exporting to these markets - for example since 2002 the number of UK companies exporting to India and China in the construction and IT sectors has increased by over 100%. The time to act is now.
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How UK Trade & investment can help you
UKTI can give advice on whether a firm is ready to export. Companies that export are more competitive, more innovative, more likely to engage in R&D
UKTI provides support at every stage of export. It can help with an export plan, counsel on the right markets and the right people to deal with in those markets, advise on grants for trade missions or overseas trade fairs, set up meetings, and generally help to make business happen.
UK Export Finance has a range of schemes to help exporters obtain relevant funding such as insurance against non-payment and guaranteeing bank loans overseas