Export Support

Increasing Market Share: Selling Overseas

investsefton ‘Exporting for Growth’ Programme for New and Existing Exporters

Many small businesses that trade in theUKhave gone on to sell their products successfully, in EU and overseas markets.

Exporting can help businesses to grow and prosper, particularly during an economic downturn.  Selling overseas can improve business competitiveness, through economies of scale and resource management that provide a level of growth not otherwise possible.

Exporting can also increase a businesses’ credibility in the eyes of existing and prospective customers, and it can expose companies to new ideas and demands, from overseas customers.

  • Are you an existing exporter, who would like to increase market share?
  • Are you new to exporting, and need to know if it’s right for your business?
  • Do you know where to go for free sources of guidance and support?

The government has a stated aim of supporting 100,000 companies into exporting, and doublingUKexports to £1trillion, by 2020.  In 2014, Liverpool hosted the International Festival of Business, which will brought almost 250,000 businesses and visitors to the city.

You don’t need to be a large company to trade overseas!  Half of exporting companies surveyed by UKTI employ less than ten staff, and a third have a turnover of under £500,000. However, to export successfully, businesses need the necessary resources and systems to deliver their goods and services overseas at a competitive price, to agreed timescales.

investsefton Exporting for Growth Programme

If you are a Sefton-based business employing less than 250 staff, investsefton can assist you with free business support under its ‘Exporting for Growth’ programme.  This includes:

  • Business advice for new and existing exporters
  • Business Planning and Access to Finance and grants
  • Export Action Plan, market research, insurance and legal services
  • Training workshops, toolkits and on-line resources
  • Referrals to specialist support providers

For further information on the Exporting for Growth programme, please contact:

Julie Swarbrick
Business Support Specialist (SuperPort, Export and Supply Chain)
Tel. 0151 934 3441 Email: julie.swarbrick@investsefton.com

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