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Exporting: Help for Exporters

Exporting: Help for Exporters

There are a number of places where UK small businesses can seek help for exporting – from researching websites to organisations that provide support through to financial assistance – Below are listed a wealth of sources of help for exporters. Your Bank Your bank can provide a range of help on topics such as managing foreign transactions, trading overseas in sterling, owning assets abroad, exchange rates and managing foreign exchange risks. For more detailed financial advice and guidance on issues that affect you, you should talk to the international section of your bank. If you can’t find the right person to talk to, you could contact the following people at the one of the five major banks who will point you in the right direction: Barclays John Bevan, Head of Trade and Working... »

Catalyst UK Gives Exporters a Boost

Small-business owners considering entering overseas markets can access free one-to-one advice from experts, following the launch of a global network, Catalyst, by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). Funded by UKTI, the network will match small firms looking to export individual business leaders from larger international firms who have overcome similar problems. The scheme is aimed at small first-time exporters that want to break into “difficult” markets, such as Russia, and are facing a particular barrier that is holding them back. The initiative was piloted in May last year and has now been rolled out. It has 100 high-profile members, which it aims to increase to 500 in two years. Head of Catalyst, Rebecca Robson, said that business leaders with experience of exporting will be matched with ... »

UK Exporters Offered Planes, Rooms and Automobiles

UK Exporters Offered Planes, Rooms and Automobiles

> UK SMEs with plans to export will be able to apply for free flights, car rentals and hotel rooms through a new initiative launched by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), writes Kate Horstead. British Airways (BA), Avis car rental and Accor hotel group have joined forces to offer their services to small firms through the scheme, which will make it easier to start exporting by reducing the cost of attending tradeshows and meeting overseas contacts. To be eligible for the free business class flights, car rentals and hotels giveaways on offer, firms must either be receiving support from a UKTI export scheme – such as the Tradeshow Access Programme, Gateway to Global Growth or Passport to Export – or be able to demonstrate that they have viable plans to start exporting. “When ... »