6 ISSUES FOR JUST £6 Subscribe to Business & Professional Life today CLICK HERE

Gloucester MP joins local businesses looking for global customers

PUBLISHED: 15:38 27 March 2018

“We were delighted to host Richard Graham MP at the Growth Hub today for this export event,

“We were delighted to host Richard Graham MP at the Growth Hub today for this export event,"says David Owen, CEO of the Gloucestershire LEP


Gloucester MP, Richard Graham joined the ‘You Can Export’ event led by Business West and hosted by the Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) on March 23 2018. Mr Graham is Trade Envoy to the ASEAN Economic Community and encourages businesses to look further afield when seeking new customers.

Speaking at the event, Mr Graham said: “The event at the Gloucestershire Growth Hub brought together some great case studies of our county’s exporting successes, expertise to help companies who have export ready offerings and highlighted that there is still a huge opportunity for businesses here to realise.”

Local businesses were invited to join Business West in hearing about how exporting their goods or services can boost their sales and profits. The ‘how to sell internationally’ presentation delivered by local International Trade Adviser Hilary Green, takes companies through a 4-step guide on how to identify the right opportunities and find international customers.

Business West, who deliver the Department for International Trade (DIT) contract for the South West region, offer a variety of international services to support businesses on all stages of their exporting journey. For Business West, holding events like this ensures South West businesses are made aware of the support available from new to novice and experience exporters.

Ian Mean, Director of Business West in Gloucestershire, highlights how businesses can get the support they need:

“Gloucestershire firms are becoming great exporters, and in fact, during 2017, businesses here in the South West exported over £20.7billion of goods to countries all over the world.

“Business West have a great team of international advisers like Hilary working for the government’s export arm-the Department of International Trade.

“We offer all new exporters a one-stop export service which includes a comprehensive export documentation service and Letters of Credit advice to guarantee payment”.

Attendees also heard from Gloucestershire-based Tudor Rose International who presented on their export journey to China, and Hugh Francis from UK Export Finance (UKEF) for winning contracts overseas and getting paid for exports. Businesses had the chance to meet with a team of specialists for advice on exporting, digital marketing for selling overseas and export finance.

After the day’s presentations, the Growth Hub hosted a mini export fair where companies had the opportunity to speak to local partners about their exporting services e.g. freight forwarders, accountants and banks.

Speaking of the success of this event, David Owen, CEO of the Gloucestershire LEP, said: “We were delighted to host Richard Graham MP at the Growth Hub today for this export event. It’s great to see so many of our Gloucestershire businesses keen to take that first step into exporting.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cotswold Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cotswold Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cotswold Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Cotswold Life


“‘Flexitarians’ can do one though, being alleged vegetarians who still can’t resist the sizzling siren song of the bacon sandwich when no-one is looking.” Editor Mike Lowe is attempting to seek reconciliation with those he has annoyed… well, sort of.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:24

Choral carol services and grand instrumental performances, with the backdrop of some of the Cotswolds most picturesque locations, are perfect ways to embrace the festivities. We pick some of the best carol services and concerts to enjoy in the region

Read more
Yesterday, 11:35

“This letting to Oxford nanoSystems is a fantastic example of how we are able to provide first class facilities for growing technology companies at Abingdon Business Park.”

Read more
Yesterday, 11:28

One of the UK’s leading training and education specialists has launched a skills hub in Nuneaton

Read more
Yesterday, 11:19

“The logistics hub is another example of where we have worked in partnership to support skills needs in the area and link our student body with future job opportunities.”

Read more
Yesterday, 11:07

“It was fantastic to see how this project is making a real difference to the lives of young people at risk of social exclusion.”

Read more
Yesterday, 10:57

It has become the 90th store to accept the gift card in Cheltenham

Read more

As well as three days of action-packed racing and tradition, there’s plenty to do away from the course at this year’s November Meeting. Neil Phillips, The Wine Tipster, shares his 14 suggestions on how to make the most of your time at Cheltenham Racecourse

Read more
Wed, 15:59

From festive light switch-ons and Santa’s Grottos, to Victorian Christmas Fayres and late-night shopping, we’ve covered what’s on in and around the Cotswolds this season

Read more
Wed, 15:42

Property prices across Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds have risen steadily over the last few years, reflecting the trend across the country. But which area has shown the most dramatic hike in prices recently, and how does your postcode and house type compare with others in the area? You may be surprised to see the results...

Read more
Wed, 11:43

Wine Wednesday’s with Vintopia of Tetbury.

Read more
Wed, 10:37

Festive a la carte menu launches in Grey’s Brasserie from 26th November.

Read more
Wed, 09:31

Cotswold Life readers enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with our compliments when joining us for our Autumn Feast Lunch Offer.

Read more
Tue, 15:01

Harnessing the power of social media, charity awards and dreaming up new projects - it’s all in a day’s work for Gloucestershire children’s charity Pied Piper and its corporate supporters

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory A+ Education

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search