Discussion round-up: How to export successfully as a UK SME manufacturer

Made in Britain hosted an online session on 2 November focused on ‘How to export successfully as a UK SME manufacturer’, in partnership with the Department for International Trade.  More than 200 companies signed up for the event.

Made in Britain and two internationally experienced SME manufacturers, Synergy Grill and Orka Outdoors led the discussion, sharing their experience and insights, focused on practicalities most relevant to smaller and medium-sized companies.  This covered themes including:

> shipping and logistics
> customs
> VAT
> trade missions and fairs
> marketing
> market research

Access a recording of the session in the Members' Area (login required).

Synergy Grill was represented by Justin Cadbury, Chairman and CEO, and Okra Outdoors by Stuart Malcolmson, Director.
 
Shaz Chaudhary, Director for the Midlands at the Department for International Trade also spoke, setting out DIT’s offer to SME businesses, through initiatives such as:

> how to access an International Trade Advisor, for free
> digital support services
> a single point of contact for UK companies with queries about trading with Europe
> internationalisation funding for UK SMEs
> DIT events

Made in Britain’s COO Ilika Copeland hosted the event, with facilitation by George Middleton of MAP UK & International, who advises Made in Britain on international trade.

The event occurred as part of the UK’s 2023 International Trade Week and Made in Britain’s ongoing International Trade Programme.

Read the latest international trade news. To find out more on any of the above and make contact with Made in Britain in relation to your company’s exports or imports, please email trade@madeinbritain.org.

By Made in Britain 2 months ago | International trade: exports and imports

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