Do you import goods from overseas, operate in international supply chains or export goods?

Do you import goods from overseas, operate in international supply chains or export goods? If so, there are some significant changes ahead for when the UK leaves the Customs Union.

Whilst trade deals and timelines are to be negotiated, preparing a plan to manage Brexit now, no matter the final outcome, will ensure that you are able to service your customers and continue with business as usual.

The Manufacturing Growth Fund is delivering a series of free workshops across the North West in partnership with the Business Growth Hub.

During the sessions you will hear from supply chain, international trade and manufacturing business experts who will consider the new business landscape, including:

  • The tariffs you may need to pay if you export or import goods
  • The admin processes to manage trade outside the single market

There will also be a panel session for you to ask questions and will conclude with a workshop which will allow you time to make a plan for any specific concerns you may have.

There are several workshops being run but you must book a place  https://goo.gl/TzR7aM

Whether you are on your journey from securing your first overseas sale to developing a strategy that will help you grow and succeed, there are international experts on hand to help you.

The Department for International Trade (DIT)  in the north west are  holding a workshop to enable you to understand the benefits of selling abroad, what your company needs to do in order to position itself for long-term success and how to avoid the common pitfalls associated with exporting.

The workshop will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Benefits of exporting
  • Developing a successful export strategy
  • Market research
  • Finding customers
  • Support available from DIT

Taking place on 25th January you must book a place for this FREE workshop https://goo.gl/d8AsFq

 Innovation Vouchers enable SMEs to apply for up to £5,000 funding to access expertise, research and specialist facilities to accelerate the development of innovative products and services.
They provide an opportunity to develop a partnership with a Greater Manchester university or a recognized research organization.

The kind of activities that the vouchers can be used to fund include:

  • Access to facilities and equipment
  • Product design
  • R & D
  • Consultancy

The Innovation Vouchers are available for SMEs in Greater Manchester, subject to eligibility and suitability criteria. Successful applicants must match the value of the voucher pound for pound, with a minimum contribution of £3,000.

Funding is limited so if you are interested on want to know more please see: https://goo.gl/bBiwRA