David Parkin, ExportExchange; Phil Dunseath, Myroo Skincare; Steve Laidlaw, Distinctive Chesterfield; Nikky Hall, Polkadoodles; Christian Townsley, North Brewing; Neil Smith, Polyseam and David Cole
Yorkshire businesses that export could be eligible for match-funded grants of up to £5,000 towards the costs of investigating new international markets.
The £6.7m European programme was highlighted at an event in York this week, organised by ExportExchange, the free peer-to-peer overseas trade network for businesses in the Leeds City Region.
Under the £6.7m European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Exporting for Growth programme, SMEs in the Leeds and Sheffield City Regions and the Humber LEP can access matched funding of up to 60% of the costs of developing exports.
Investment eligible for financial support under the programme includes overseas travel, international exhibition costs, language training and export consultancy.
Registering products in new markets and developing internationally targeted marketing materials is also eligible.
The ExportExchange event, attended by 40 experienced and
Leeds-based learner analytics business,
“The US is a huge market for learning analytics, especially in the realms of higher education.
“The US has 2,700 universities compared to just over 100 in the UK, so there is a huge scope for us to sell to that market.
“The ERDF, along with networking opportunities created from the LEP, has enabled us to invest in our digital profile, to reach the US.”
Other panel members sharing their exporting experiences included
“Finding the money to make that step is very often the catalyst that enables overseas trade, and we are looking forward to hearing more success stories as the Exporting for Growth programme becomes more widely known.”
The events are also designed to help businesses navigate the range of overseas trade resources available regionally.