10.3 C
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Lancashire Networking Event Encourages Local Business to Make Their Mark in International Trade

In partnership with the Lancashire Chambers of Commerce, The Department of Business & Trade hosted the successful networking event, ‘Made in Lancashire, Sold to the World’, with an aim to inspire and encourage businesses of all sizes to expand into international trade and exporting.

Held at Samlesbury Hall, the breakfast event welcomed small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), business support organisations, and local authorities to explore exporting opportunities and accelerate their growth in international markets. The event featured panel discussions facilitated by Richard Slater of Lancashire Business View. The panels brought together inspirational exporters, industry experts, and country specialists giving an insight into the international markets, and focused on discussions centred around inspiration, confidence building, international opportunities, and getting goods to market.

Terry Baker from The Nowt Poncy Food Company, said of the event; “I found it really useful. I’m a small business. It’s good to know what signs to point out to try and get information because it is like being a small fish in a big pond. Nobody speaks to experts about exports, imports. Who’s the best courier to go to and knowing what local organisations are there to help. Getting to hear from experts in their fields, learning about how to get started has been really interesting.”

Also in attendance was Andrew Kirkaldy from PM+M Solutions for Businesses LLP, who said the event was “really interesting and it’s great to hear that there’s so much help – especially on our doorstep here in Lancashire – to get started in exporting and to grow your business.”

The event gave businesses of all sizes the chance to network and make connections, and highlighted the fantastic support local businesses in the North have for each other alongside their willingness to succeed internationally. It helped businesses to learn how to drive exports out of Lancashire, bring investment in, and make their mark in international trade.



Lease Options Mastery Academy Rolls Out Property Masterclass Webinar

Nicky Greer, the UK's record holder for property lease...

Kloud9 Enhances Broadband Connectivity in Shropshire

Kloud9, in partnership with BDUK and Connecting Shropshire, is...

Vincent Kompany: Bayern ‘close in’ on Burnley manager as JJ Watt posts cryptic social media message

Burnley part-owner JJ Watt has posted a cryptic message...

Belgium Sleep Systems Expands Reach to France

Leading European bedding supplier Belgium Sleep Systems is set...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Business Lancashire will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.

Don't miss

The Benefits of Investing in London Property

Investing in London's real estate market offers notable advantages...

Stuart Energy listed in Top 10 Best Places to Work in UK 

North-West based power generator firm, Stuart Energy, has been...

Kloud9 Enhances Broadband Connectivity in Shropshire

Kloud9, in partnership with BDUK and Connecting Shropshire, is...

BWS: From Manchester Origins to Global Creative Powerhouse

Ben Wild Studios, the creation of self-taught artist Ben...

More News

Tips to make your next business meeting a success

Meetings are crucial for almost any business, allowing employees, managers and executives to share ideas, provide updates and discuss goals that are relevant to...

Five Preston stores fail underage knife sales test

Five out of eight traders in Preston have failed a knives test purchase set up by Trading Standards officers and police. Young volunteers from across...

Lancashire retailers prosecuted for selling e-cigarettes to underage buyers

Two South Lancashire businesses have been prosecuted for illegally selling e-cigarettes to underage test purchasers - one in school uniform. Zaishan Jahanghir, owner of Mr...