Export Clinic - Growing your Business through International Trade. 10 September 2019, Thames Valley Science Park, Thames Valley Science Park, Tuesday, 10. September 2019

Growing your Business through International Trade. Bookable 1 hour appointments available.
Go global! This export clinic will provide you with expert one-to-one advice on exporting and growing your business through international trade. You'll receive one-hour of free advice tailored to your business, from experts from the Department for International Trade and the Enterprise Europe Network.  
Why attend this clinic?
Exporting can be a great way to grow your business. By opening new markets, you can improve profitability and spread risk. 
However, fewer than 30% of smaller companies in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain export. Obstacles include HR constraints, lack of information about international markets, cumbersome administrative processes, limited access to investment capital and difficulties in finding business partners abroad.
We can provide advice and support to help you to overcome these barriers.
What is covered?
These 1-1 appointments will help you to understand what is needed to build a compliant, sustainable and profitable export business, and provide you with answers to the following:

Is my company ready to export? Which products/services?

Which markets are viable for my business?

How should I enter these markets?

What marketing plans do I need to put in place?

How do I deliver abroad and mitigate risks for my business?

How can I access funding and finance for innovative export products/services?

10th September 2019
Bookable, one-hour appointments available from 9.30am – 1pm
Who are the export clinic experts?
Marta Rybarczyk, Business Partnership Adviser, Enterprise Europe Network, Oxford Innovation
Marta is a marketing professional with experience in providing support to small and medium enterprises, EU project coordination, and business development.
Before coming to the South East to work for Oxford Innovation, Marta spent over three years working with small and medium enterprises in North East of England advising them on implementing integrated marketing strategies and linking them up with new partners across the EU and accessing EU funding through the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN). She has a proven track record of successful delivery in supporting innovative companies in expanding their business and finding strategic partnerships in overseas countries.
Since March 2015 Marta has continued working for EEN and now she is helping companies to access opportunities offered by the European market through innovation and collaboration by identifying opportunities, conducting industry specific research to advise the clients in Oxfordshire and Themes Valley when they enter new markets and look for collaborative partners.
In addition to working for the, EEN Marta also represents the digital and creative sector business on the wider EU forum, helping them to connect with potential business and research partners.
Marta holds first class honours in Marketing and Advertising Management from Teesside University, and originally comes from Poland so she particularly enjoys advising the UK clients on entering her home market and linking UK businesses with Poland.
David Taylor BSc. MIEx (CPD)
An International Trade Adviser with the Department for International Trade for the past 4 years David has more than 25 years of experience in international trade mainly in Composites, Marine, Automotive and Plastics industries.  He setup and managed a composites manufacturing subsidiary in the South of France and worked extensively across Europe setting up and running distributor networks. He worked in the USA both through a joint venture and wholly owned subsidiary and sold technology licences to companies in Korea, India and the USA. He exported to China using a main distributor out of Hong Kong and regional sales network in mainland China. A graduate Chemist he was one time chair of the Composite section of the British Plastics Federation, a board member of the Institute of Materials and founder member of the Network Group for Composites in Construction.
The Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership and delivered by Oxford Innovation to support entrepreneurs and businesses in Thames Valley Berkshire.
We help both start-ups and established companies, providing free support and advice that includes networking events and workshops on a range of business issues. The Growth Hub will provide a small number of eligible businesses with ongoing intensive support. Support provided will be bespoke and tailor-made to meet the needs of each business.  Please note that eligibility criteria apply.
Click here now to read more about how our services can help your business to thrive.
A Business Advisor will answer your questions:T. 01344 388005

Tuesday, 10. September 2019, Thames Valley Science Park, Export Clinic - Growing your Business through International Trade. 10 September 2019, Thames Valley Science Park

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