Export support packages launch for Coventry & Warwickshire businesses

Export support packages launch for Coventry & Warwickshire businesses

The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce is launching a range of support packages for business through its International Trade Hub.

The Chamber is launching the new services to highlight the importance of international trade, which it believed will be the key to business success in 2017, despite uncertainty created by Brexit.

A Brexit Club will be launched to offer impartial, practical business advice in dealing with the consequences of the EU referendum.

Events will also be held across the region to help firms understand what Brexit might mean to their ability to trade abroad, and how it could impact on issues such as hiring staff from overseas.

The club will also provide a forum for businesses to express their concerns regarding the Brexit process as the Chamber will be lobbying government to make sure that the voice of the Coventry and Warwickshire business community is heard.

James Ahearne, of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said firms had to make the most of the opportunities to them abroad – despite global uncertainty.

He said: "We’ve had the Brexit vote and that has created uncertainty but it has also created opportunity for exporters in terms of the value of the pound.

"Never before has it been so important for companies across Coventry and Warwickshire to take seriously the opportunity to grow through overseas trade and the range of support we now have available means we are in a strong position to help them achieve it.

"As a Chamber we intend to be there help companies mitigate the risks that lie ahead, but also capitalise on opportunities to expand into new overseas markets.

"We’re calling on companies to get involved with the Chamber of Commerce – not only as place to access advice and support, but also as the voice for local businesses during these uncertain times."