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Home / News & Opportunities / Blog / June 2016 (1) / LINDA SMITH - EXPORTING IS GREAT!

Date: 09/06/2016

Yes really ….. and I hope you are all taking advantage of some of the fantastic support we have on offer to you our local exporting businesses.
We’ve really taken on board the big ASK by our customers to bring value added resource in terms of opportunities, how to improve online presence for growing international sales channels, market selection support, not to mention over 2000 live Export opportunities on a dedicated website - all you have to do is register !
My team of International Trade Advisors have also been busy planning a number of country and key export development events and seminars to help with international sales growth. Here are just a few in the series to set the scene:  

  • IFB Liverpool - Visit the International Festival for Business in Liverpool, the world’s biggest business festival, between Monday 13 June 2016 and Friday 1 July.
  • South East Asia -  Tuesday 14 June, Birmingham – Hear presentations about the real opportunities in each market and pre-book up to three fifteen minute 1:1 meetings with the British Chambers of Commerce in Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia and UK Trade & Investment Cambodia.
  • Talking Thailand - Friday 17 June, Kidderminster - Book a 1-2-1 meeting with Greg Watkins to discuss potential business opportunities in this booming economy and meet representatives from UK Trade and Investment, NWedR and Worcestershire Business Central to find out what support is available to help local businesses to grow and expand.
  • China Expertise – 1:1 Workshops – Wednesday 13 July, Worcester - Why not book a free 40 minute 1:1 export consultation with James Westwood, China Business Adviser from the China-Britain Business Council.
  • FREE Export Essentials Workshops –- This full day tailored workshop is designed for senior decision makers whose company is in the early stage of selling overseas – the next one is in Malvern on Tuesday 30 August.
  • Recipe for Success – Food & Drink Supply Chain into Poland in conjunction with Santander – an opportunity to speak to major retailers/buyers in Poland. For more information email
  • E-Commerce Advisors – book an appointment with your International Trade Adviser to receive free support with you E-Commerce marketing strategy.
  • Export Hub - coming to the Chamber Business Expo on Thursday 6 October.

 I hope you make the most of the support and opportunities on offer to grow your business internationally.
Have a great weekend,
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Linda Smith

Director of International Trade

As Head of International Trade for UKTI Herefordshire & Worcestershire Linda is responsible for the strategic delivery of the UK Trade & Investment contract in the two counties. She and the team of advisors work with local companies to develop export sales opportunities and commercial international relationships to create and improve new business overseas.
Linda's background in industry includes holding directorships for manufacturing and technical companies with extensive export sales experience to over thirty markets. Thermal imaging and surveillance sector product experience and preparing for international launch and sales channel development are also areas of specific knowledge and expertise.

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