Release Date: 13 July 2017
Small and medium sized businesses in Richmond are invited to a local event to find out how they can benefit from trading with the USA.
Richmond Council, in partnership with The Department for International Trade (DIT) and the European Regional Development Fund-Global Growth Project, are hosting the event to help smaller businesses in Richmond expand their markets and get up to date information on the benefits of exporting products and services to the USA.
The event is specifically targeted at businesses with an annual turnover of less than £40m, who have been trading for at least 12 months and have less than 250 employees.
The USA has the largest and most technologically powerful economy in the world and is Britain’s largest single export market. Therefore, this event will particularly benefit those in the technology, creative, medical, digital, or innovation sectors.
The programme will look at:
There will also be an opportunity to participate in a one to one session with an International Trade Adviser at the end of the event.
Cllr Pamela Fleming, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Business, said:
“The past 12 months have been a volatile time for UK business. As the country moves forward to leaving the EU, improving our export performance will be key to driving wider UK economic growth.
“To achieve this, all businesses need to look at the world as a global market. Richmond businesses have an excellent reputation. And, we need to show the world what we have to offer. Starting with the USA.
“This event will give delegates practical advice and invaluable resources to help grow local businesses and begin the next step of the export journey.”
Companies attending the event will have the opportunity to apply for a subsidised Trade Mission to Richmond, Virginia in October 2017. Richmond is Twinned with Richmond, along with Fontainebleau, France and Konstanz in Germany.
This event is part-funded by the ERDF’s Global Growth Project.
Updated: 31 July 2017