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New expert help to boost export sales

A new service has been launched offering expert help to Marches companies looking to break into new markets overseas.

An international trade specialist has been appointed to work alongside the Marches Growth Hub and Department for International Trade (DIT) to help new and inexperienced exporters across the region.

John Wigley has taken up the role as part of the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) funded Enhanced Export Growth Project to help SMEs in the Marches make the most of new export opportunities.

Qualifying criteria  – who can be helped - includes:

John said he would supplement the work of the Marches Growth Hub and DIT to help companies which had little background in exporting find their feet in overseas markets.

“My focus will be on supporting small and micro novice and none exporter businesses to explore export opportunities, This free service offers you the unique opportunity to access a wide range of advice clinics, events, and practical workshops to give you the knowledge and skills needed to become successful exporters.”

Free one-to-one advice will be available to Marches businesses at a series of clinics being held on September 15.

The clinics will cover:

John said: “The support is tailored to ensure you have access to the most relevant advice based on a range of factors covering export experience, support needs and appetite for growth. Every company’s experience of exporting is different. But the good news is that – whatever your size – the rewards from selling your products and services overseas can be huge.”

To book a place on the clinic visit https://www.events.great.gov.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200210631&

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