Exporting is GREAT Festival this week

Published 25th November 2015 at 9:20am

The Exporting is GREAT campaign roadshow visits Sheffield City Region this week to promote Exporting is GREAT, the Government’s most ambitious export campaign to inspire 100,000 more businesses to trade overseas by 2020.

As part of a nationwide tour, the 32 tonne Exporting is GREAT truck will be in Sheffield City Region on 26 November and 27 November with international trade advisors and other export experts on board to provide face-to-face advice, expertise and presentations to both first time and established exporting businesses.

The roadshow truck in the Exporting is GREAT campaign livery will be located at the Advanced Manufacturing Park Rotherham (AMP) for Thursday, 26th November and Friday, 27th November.

The Thursday begins with the Not Difficult Just Different – Five Steps To Exporting presentation for first-time exporters from 8am to 10am.

Between 1pm and 2.30pm, Jon Gillgrass, International Director, Santander Corporate & Commercial South Yorkshire & Humber, in partnership with UKTI will host a working lunch and lead a presentation for businesses in the food and drink sector entitled A Taste of Yorkshire In International Markets.

Jon Gillgrass said: “Santander is dedicated to supporting businesses to start or expand their international operations, and this is why we’re proud to support the Exporting is GREAT campaign across both the UK and South Yorkshire & the Humber regions.

“We are delighted to be partnering with UKTI Yorkshire & Humber and the Sheffield City Region LEP at the Not Difficult Just Different event on 26th November.  This aims to help entrepreneurs looking to take their first step in exports and businesses wanting to get top tips on expanding overseas operations. Exporting can play a crucial role in helping businesses to achieving their growth ambitions.  It is also beneficial for the Sheffield City Region & wider UK economy.

“Santander & UKTI Yorkshire & Humber will also host A Taste of Yorkshire In International Markets.  This event will help businesses in the food and drink sector understand the export support available and how to discover new opportunities in the global market.”

Santander has a suite of international solutions to address the needs of businesses at each phase of their export journey.  This includes the Trade Portal, which business can try free for 30 days at http://santandertrade.com

Thursday also features a Lead Trainer for Google Digital Garage Leeds presenting on reaching new customers online between 11am and 12.30pm.

On the second day at AMP, between 8.30am and 3pm there is a presentation on the The Festival of Opportunities in export, an export opportunities clinic including Google and the presentation on reaching new customers online between 11am and 12.30pm.

Exporting is GREAT – part of the world-renowned GREAT campaign – will for the first time present real-time export opportunities across media outlets and digital channels to businesses – of all sizes, from across sectors and every region of the UK – that they can apply for immediately.  The platform hosts hundreds of business opportunities, available at www.exportingisgreat.gov.uk. Around 1000 more come online each month.

For more information about Exporting is GREAT, log on to the website at www.exportweek.ukti.gov.uk and click on Yorkshire and Humber programme.

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