Export Week kicked off today to celebrate the exporting success of UK firms, while also aiming to encourage more businesses towards looking abroad.
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) will run a series of regional events during the week, with each region of the country holding at least one event per day.
The week includes local Chambers of Commerce running joint events with UKTI to promote UK exports, aimed at highlighting exactly why exporting is good for Britain.
Nora Senior, President of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said Export Week will raise further awareness of opportunities and support available for would-be exporters.
“UK exporters are more optimistic now about their prospects, with confidence higher than it has been since before the economic crisis. But we need more companies that haven’t considered exporting to have a go, and start saying yes to the opportunities that exist in new markets across the globe.”
She added that while Chambers of Commerce are there to assist, businesses and government must also play their part by becoming more ambitious for Britain.
“Both need to show leadership and join forces to kick-start a global trade revolution, which will help to secure a lasting economic recovery for decades to come,” she added.
UKTI will also run its ExploreExport road show, which will visit eight English regions and see over 130 Trade Specialists from over 70 markets holding pre-booked one-to-one meetings for any participating companies.