Two new initiatives have been launched in a bid to boost the number of local exporters.
A host of organisations, including business support organisations, banks, lawyers, trainers, translators and marketing specialists have joined forces with the government-backed export organisation, UK Trade and Investment, to host a week long Exporting Essentials festival in the Sheffield City Region.
Meanwhile, South Yorkshire International Trade Centre and South Yorkshire International Trade Forum have joined forces in a partnership designed to promote the benefits of international trade.
More than a dozen organisations are teaming up to stage the Exporting Essentials festival, which comprises 15 events – most of them free – taking place across the region over five days, starting on Monday, July 18.
Laurianne Enos, partner with translation specialists and lead organiser Talking Heads, said: “Help is here on your doorstep and businesses can access it straight away – all the organisations involved want to promote how much support there really is. We would love Sheffield to be a major hot spot for export.
“With our fantastic history, worldwide reputation for quality and armed with this essential information – anyone can succeed.”
The partnership between SYITC and SYITF brings together the local chamber of commerce run International Trade Centre, which provides a range of support services, and the International Trade Forum, which brings together exporters to share experiences, knowledge and best practice.
Michelle Daniel, international trade team leader at SYITC, said: “SYITC and SYITF have shared objectives to work with businesses to ensure they are well equipped and informed about the overseas trade opportunities available to them.’’
For more information on the Exporting Essentials festival visit www.exporting-essentials.com or call 0114 2572077.