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One-day UK Export Academy event schools North West businesses in selling internationally - Invest in Lancashire

23rd May 2022 Categorised in Uncategorised



North West businesses that aim to start selling internationally or want to expand their existing export markets can gain priceless advice and guidance from experienced experts in international trade at the free UK Export Academy event on the 27th May.

The UK Export Academy event from the Department for International Trade (DIT) is being held at the Marriott Preston in Broughton and is limited to just 20 places, so anyone wishing to attend must sign up at  Places are allocated on a ‘first come’ basis and delegates must commit to the full day from 09.00 to 16.30.

The interactive one-day Export Academy interactive workshop lays the foundations for a new exporter and consists of five core interactive sessions with exclusive content designed specifically to help small and micro businesses understand everything they need to know to sell internationally. Breakout sessions enable networking to share experience and discussion with like-minded companies, and meet Northern Powerhouse Export Champions.

By the end of the full-day workshop each delegate will have had the opportunity to develop an export action plan for his or her company.

DIT International Trade Advisor Chris Baxter says: “We want to help businesses understand that exporting is within their reach; it’s often a case of taking the first step by getting in touch to see how we can assist.”

NPH Export Champion Jayne Moorby is Marketing Manager at Oxley Group, a North West company that designs and manufactures components for the defence and aerospace sector.

She explains: “Exporting now represents over 80% of our revenue. What’s really important to remember is that every exporter’s journey must begin somewhere. Selling a product or service to an overseas market can seem daunting, but there is so much help and support out there, both from the Department for International Trade and from the network of other businesses already exporting. My advice is very simple; tap into the support that is free and available to all businesses.”

Another full day UK Export Academy event is scheduled for Wednesday 22nd June at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.

The DIT also runs a rolling programme of live webinars and online events:

  • Ten one-hour webinars Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 13:00-14:00h are running throughout the year.  The latest dates can be found on the Boost website: Events – Boost (
  • International Agents and Distributors – Monday 6th June @ 14:00-16:00h
  • A Step by Step Guide to Internationalise Your Marketing and Website – Monday 13th June @ 10:00-12:00h
  • Using LinkedIn to Win New International Business – Monday 20th June @ 10:00-12:00h
  • Exhibition Selling Skills – Tuesday 28th June @ 09:00 – 12:00h

To reserve places or find out more visit, or to access free international support and guidance, contact Lynne Gillen, the Department for International Trade’s Export Manager – [email protected] or [email protected]

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