Businesses can find out how to boost their exporting at DTI hub in Wyboston

PUBLISHED: 11:00 13 February 2018

The DTI has launched an Exporting is Great campaign

The DTI has launched an Exporting is Great campaign

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Local businesses in the East of England looking to boost their exporting capabilities are set to benefit from a visit by the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) mobile export hub in Wyboston on February 19.

As part of the DIT’s Exporting is GREAT campaign, the hub is touring the nation with a series of events to help businesses get started in overseas trade. The events will provide essential information on the benefits of exporting and the key steps and processes that need to be considered. Businesses will also learn about the ongoing support available from DIT.

In the year to September 2017, East of England businesses exported £21.59bn worth of goods, with the UK exporting £323.6bn of goods over the same period. DIT’s Exporting is GREAT campaign aims to help more businesses explore new markets overseas.

The campaign is currently showcasing 30+ UK businesses from a range of sectors and regions to inspire and support firms up and down the country to export.

Alan Pain, regional director, East of England, Department for International Trade, said: “The export hub will provide 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 East of England businesses are already finding success abroad. DIT is on hand to help firms manage common barriers to exporting such as cost, 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 register for a workshop and visit the hub.”

DIT has 36 experienced international trade advisers in the East of England, as well as staff based around the world. They are ready to provide businesses with expert trade advice, market know-how and practical support for international growth.

Companies of all sizes can visit the hub on February 19 at Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Wyboston. To find out more information and register for a ‘You can Export’ workshop, visit: www.events.trade.gov.uk/the-export-hub/.

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