Firms hungry for foreign sales have boosted the volume of export documentation being processed by South Yorkshire International Trade Centre by 20 per cent during the last six months.
The centre - a partnership formed by South Yorkshire’s Chambers of Commerce to provide a range of services for exporters – says the rise comes on the back of a renewed focus on the development of an export driven economy, buoyed by favorable exchange rates.
Richard Wright, acting executive director of Sheffield Chamber, said: “The Chambers in South Yorkshire will continue to promote international trade as a key area for business growth and will directly support importers and exporters with relevant services like export documentation and letters of credit so necessary to their everyday business.
“Great businesses need customers and these are increasingly global. It is no longer enough to focus on the home market or even Europe.”
SYITC head of international trade, Stuart Steel, said: “The rise in export documentation is pleasing to see and follows the work we have done around developing a new strategy for a more coordinated approach to international support.”