Yorkshire exporters feature at Great Yorkshire Show

Yorkshire exporters feature at Great Yorkshire Show

Yorkshire exporters Precision Decisions and Wensleydale Creamery will share their experience of selling overseas successfully at two major UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) events during the Great Yorkshire Show.

Being staged at the newly-opened £11.5m state-of-the-art exhibition hall at the 250-acre Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, the events also feature senior executives of York-based Precision Decisions and Wensleydale Creamery describing their export journeys and offering expert advice to others aspiring to sell overseas.

On Tuesday, 12th July UKTI offers first-time and established exporters the chance to learn more about Innovation Through Internationalism – Global Opportunities in Agri-Tech including keynote presentations by:

  • Clive Blacker, managing director of Precision Decisions, on Skelton to Zambia – taking precision farming to the world;
  • Luis Mulet, UKTI agri-tech trade specialist on Global Opportunities for Agri-Business;
  • Alastair Gardner, international trade advisor of UKTI Yorkshire and the Humber on how UKTI can support your export business.
    • Precision Decisions, based at The Old Station Works, Station Lane, Shipton by Beningbrough, York, was formed in 2004 and employs 14 staff. Having grown out of a family farming business, it now offers precision farming services with specialities across agronomy, engineering, software and customer service to its main export market of Zambia where it recently established a sister business and also Sudan and South Africa.

      Mr Blacker said: ““The local support of in-market people who understand the landscape, people and language are invaluable in being able to deliver local support to business wanting to access and work overseas. Having primary support in these markets and local support at home enables a very daunting process to become simple with reduced hassle allowing you to hit the ground running.

      “As we continue to develop our capabilities and form new working relationships we are able to offer an even wider range of products and services to our customers, and our research into future technologies is creating exciting possibilities which we look forward to introducing in the future.”

      And on Wednesday, 13th July, UKTI discusses Innovation Through Internalisation – selling food and drink with presentations by:

      • Marek Schejbal of the British Polish Chamber of Commerce on Craft Beer in Cracow – can British brewers succeed in Poland;
      • David Hartley, managing director of Wensleydale Creamery on Taking Wensleydale Global;
      • Stephen Noblett, international trade advisor of UKTI Yorkshire and the Humber on how UKTI can support your export business.
        • Mark Robson, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) regional director for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “The breadth and depth of exporting talent that we enjoy in Yorkshire and the Humber and bring to the world will be there for all to see at these keynote events at one of the truly great events in the county’s annual calendar.

          “The message from the likes of Precision Decisions and Wensleydale Creamery is that exporting is different but not difficult. Selling products overseas is an opportunity for all irrespective of your business being a kitchen table start-up or a large operation with hundreds of staff seeking new markets for its products.”