This week is National Export Week, and UK Trade & Investment have organised over one hundred events across the UK, inviting small and medium sized enterprises to participate in any local events of interest. UKTI is the Government Department responsible for helping UK-based companies expand into overseas markets and can give advice on whether your business is ready to begin exporting. They have a wide range of services available to help business expand in the overseas markets. 90% of the companies helped by the UKTI are small to medium-sized and on average, go on to win additional sales of £100,000 within 18 months.
This is definitely worth a look if you’re thinking about investing and expanding into this market type.
The events planned are a mixture of free and charged, and cover a broad range of subjects and industries. Experts will be available to provide bespoke advice and Q&A sessions with speakers talking about their experiences of doing business overseas. There will be chance for you to ask questions and seek hands-on advice from the professionals. UKTI’s website has the events broken down by region, and includes contact details for the courses should you require further information. If you’ve ever wanted to explore expanding your business overseas, now’s the time to start asking those questions and find out what’s in it for you.