Export experts to share knowledge with Notts firms

March 24, 2014 10:41 am

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By thinking globally, Nottinghamshire businesses can benefit the economy locally – that’s the message from Nottinghamshire County Council ahead of an event encouraging more companies to consider exporting goods and services.

The County Council has teamed up with UK Trade and Investment, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce and East Midlands Airport to host the Routes to Growth event on 7 April, which coincides with the start of Export Week.

Small businesses from across Nottinghamshire are being invited to attend the free breakfast event, which is taking place at the Radisson Blu Hotel at East Midlands Airport.   A number of Nottinghamshire’s leading exporters will share their experiences of moving their companies from humble beginnings to successfully trading around the world.

Experts will provide practical advice on overcoming the barriers to exporting, such as: how to get started, financing business growth, maximising returns from digital marketing and dealing with language and cultural differences. A showcase of the on-going support for businesses will also be available.

Councillor Diana Meale, Chair of Economic Development Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Many small and medium sized businesses don’t even consider exporting their goods and services because they think it is too problematic but we hope, through this event, to show them that it is much more straightforward than they might think.  are potentially huge.  Thanks to the major improvements to Nottinghamshire’s digital infrastructure, which the County Council is supporting, faster broadband speeds mean the opportunities to trade throughout the world are greater than ever and we really want our busineses to take full advantage.”

The Routes to Growth event starts at 7.30am on 7 April.  Places at the event are free but businesses wanting to attend will need to register (link is now closed) as places are limited.

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