Free government support for exporters in Bolton North East will be outlined by local MP Mark Logan to help businesses take advantage of international opportunities and tap into the huge global demand for British products.
The MP for Bolton North East is hosting Part 2 of the Parliamentary Export Programme on Thursday 17th June at 11:00, helping businesses in his constituency to start or grow international sales and showcase the Best of British goods.
Mark Logan MP said:
"A Global Britain starts with a Global Bolton. This event will help local businesses recover from the pandemic by providing access to information, advice and finance to sell internationally.
“It’s completely free and all businesses need to do is register through the link on my website. Experts and experienced exporters will provide advice on the practicalities of post-Brexit trade.
“Whether a business is new to exporting, has exported in the past or is a current exporter, participating in the programme will equip them with the support and tools they need to begin or continue their exporting journey. “
Exports are equivalent to nearly a third of the national income, and UK is the fifth biggest exporter in the world. Agreements have been reached with 67 nations plus the EU, covering £891bn in trade.
The latest research shows exports support 6.5m jobs across the UK, 74% of which are outside London. The research estimates jobs directly and indirectly supported by exports pay around 7% more than the national median, with Office for National Statistics estimating that goods exporting businesses are also 21% more productive.
These sessions will provide Bolton North East businesses an opportunity to hear speakers from the Department for International Trade, an experienced local exporter, and a bank, all detailing the support available for businesses to expand their business overseas.
Mark Logan MP is a founding member of the Parliamentary Export Programme where selected cross-party MPs organise and chair virtual meetings with experts from business and government to support local businesses in their exporting journey.
Click here to register: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/parliamentary-export-programme