UKTI focus on Exporting is GREAT campaign

UKTI focus on Exporting is GREAT campaign

Law firm Bond Dickinson is supporting the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Exporting is GREAT campaign, aiming to increase the number of UK businesses selling their goods and services overseas.

This campaign runs for five years and will provide advice and expertise to businesses across the UK. There will also be a year-long EIG Roadshow that will travel the length and breadth of the country, giving face-to-face assistance to first-time exporters and using the latest technology to connect these businesses with our live export opportunities.

The Government's most ambitious export campaign ever, Exporting is GREAT, aims to inspire and support 100,000 new UK exporters to sell their goods and services overseas by 2020. Its mission is to turn the UK into the world's greatest exporting nation, capturing the imagination of the public, boosting business confidence, national pride and empowering more UK companies to go out and succeed in global markets.

John Marshall, vice chairman at Bond Dickinson said: "We're delighted to be backing this campaign. Research shows that exporters of all sizes are more productive, innovative and resilient to economic downturns, achieve a stronger bottom line, boost their reputation and profile, and are more likely to stay in business. If this campaign can help more businesses make exporting work for them, it deserves the backing and support of the business community right across the country".

The Rt Hon Lord Maude of Horsham, Minister for Trade & Investment, said: "Exporting is GREAT is the government's most ambitious export campaign ever, aiming to inspire and support 100,000 additional UK exporters to sell their goods and services overseas by 2020. I'm delighted that Bond Dickinson will be partnering with us to extend and sustain the Export is GREAT's reach and provide support to businesses to boost their capability and help them successfully access international markets".

Working together with other founding partners, Bond Dickinson will support the campaign by sharing insight and providing advice to businesses looking to export at roadshows and events organised by the UKTI throughout the UK.

For more information on the campaign please visit www.exportingisgreat.gov.uk or connect on Twitter using the hashtag #ExportingIsGREAT.