Government aims to boost UK small business exports

Published on Monday, 05 March 2012 12:43
Posted by Scott Buckler

Small businesses in the UK are being urged to look at ways of expanding their reach overseas.Business and enterprise minister Mark Prisk has called on such companies to take advantage of the opportunities available to them to boost their exports and access potential new markets in other countries

Addressing delegates in Cambridge, he stated there is assistance to protect intellectual property abroad, an attache recently established in China, advice from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and an online register of advisors being launched.

Speaking to business leaders attending the Going Global: Helping small businesses trade abroad conference, he explained: "UK Export Finance is supporting SMEs by introducing a range of financial support for businesses that want to export but can't obtain the finance they need through the normal commercial routes."

His speech follows a recent announcement by UKTI and the Council for British Chambers of Commerce in Europe that they have signed a new agreement to examine ways of collaborating to support UK firms operating on the continent


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