Date: 28th February 2017
Location: Wigan & Leigh College, Parson's Walk, Wigan, WN1 1RS
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Theme: Business Strategy, Open new markets & Export, Start a business
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Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has partnered with The Department of International Trade to bring you a 1-2-1 Export Advice Business Clinic in Wigan with The Department of International Trade for companies who are interested in or new to export.
Recent reports from CBI and the British Chambers of Commerce indicate that only one in five UK companies are currently exporting, which is below the EU average. For a nation that once was the biggest exporter in the world, it seems as if we have been lagging behind some of our European partners in terms of world trade; and according to the government, if we were to increase the number of exporters from current levels of 20% to 25%, we could be adding £36bn to the UK economy.
There are a lot of reasons why UK companies should be looking to export, and the below are just a handful of benefits which companies can experience by exporting:
1. Becoming more innovative.
2. Achieving economies of scale and greater margins.
3. Riding better domestic economic recessions.
4. Spreading the risk between domestic and international markets.
5. Reaching wider range of customers – 90% of the world’s population is outside the UK.
6. Achieving growth, safeguarding and creating new jobs.
The demand is out there. You could be too!
The event will be a 30 minute 1-2-1 meeting with an International Trade Adviser. In addition GM Chamber Regional Manager, Emma Parr will also be around to discuss with members their Chamber membership and share with new members how else the Chamber can support them with expanding their business.