For some businesses, exporting is the next, logical step in their growth. For others, it feels more like a big leap forward, into unknown territory.
After Brexit, the whole issue of exporting will take on a new significance, and what businesses want, and will need, is advice, support and encouragement while on their exporting journey.
Recently, Cowgill Holloway hosted an International Trade Event at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry. Export Experts Magazine attended as an Official Media Partner.
Exporting from the North West
The North West of England is rapidly developing as a business hub. It is home to established companies and industries, and dynamic new startups. This makes it ideally positioned as a centre for exporting.
The Cowgill Holloway event included leading authorities from across the North West, providing valuable insights into beginning, or improving, your export journey.
There was a breakfast seminar where a panel, including representatives from the Department of International Trade, Cowgill Holloway and successful North West businesses, such as manufacturer, Duo Packaging, discussed exporting issues.
Speaking about the event, Duo Packaging director, Dale Brimelow said, “When it comes to international trade, it’s all about having confidence in your product and in your business. International trade is the same as trading domestically in many ways – a good product, at a competitive price sets you in good stead for trading overseas.”
“Any business can find plenty of reasons not to start trading internationally, but you’ve got to take some risks and have the belief in your business and your team that you will be successful”
Vital Issues for Exporters
The International Trade Event in Manchester focused on issues such as:
- how to attract finance for growth
- whether, for many businesses, export is not just a choice but a necessity
- the basics businesses need to know when exporting, including attracting funding
“The event was aimed at businesses from across the region, who are either currently exporting, or are considering starting their export journey, comments Lisa Wilson, Head of Tax at Cowgill Holloway.
“From trade missions to funding and the practicalities of protecting your business, we covered the real risks and rewards of being an exporter for businesses considering export or looking to grow their operations overseas”
David Lomas, Executive Editor of Export Experts Magazine, has this to say: “There are interesting, and exciting, times ahead for the North West’s exporters. This event helped to clarify the issues and look at the potential. We are proud to have been associated with it as an Official Media Partner.”