Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership

Exporting is GREAT Month comes to the SCR

Published 25th October 2016 at 8:45am

Businesses interested in trading overseas can attend a free, high-level seminar in Doncaster next week.

Backed by the Sheffield City Region, the body that drives business growth and jobs creation across nine local authorities, and the Department for International Trade, the event will help companies looking to grow their business and improve overseas sales. Experts will highlight how to expand overseas operations, and the support available.

It is part of a month-long national drive by the Department for International Trade to encourage companies to export and today Master Cutler Richard Edwards said: “I am very supportive of the drive to help businesses export more. We at the Company of Cutlers are always keen to help businesses grow their sales both at home and abroad and this event launches the initiative locally.”

  • Martin Newsome, Managing Director of J. Newsome Tools, will share his experience as an exporter, how he has benefitted from international trade, the challenges he has faced and the support that’s been available.
  • Chris Harcombe, Head of Aviation Development at Peel Airports, will give an update on the airport, which is the fastest growing passenger airport in the UK and celebrated its 10millionth passenger this year. He will also speak about the economic opportunity for the Sheffield City Region through the AeroCentre Yorkshire. The centre is already a thriving business community with over 100 businesses.
  • David Campbell-Malloy of the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub will outline the support available from the Growth Hub and the importance of getting more businesses to internationalise across the Sheffield City Region.
  • The Department for International Trade will give tips on exporting, business case studies, and the DIT support available.

The evening event at the Vulcan Hangar at Doncaster Sheffield Airport on Tuesday 1 November can be booked at

It is a joint initiative of the Department for International Trade in Yorkshire and Humber; together with the Federation of Small Businesses, South and East Yorkshire; Sheffield City Region Growth Hub; and Doncaster Sheffield Airport.


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