Firms seek expert help on exports

DOZENS of Yorkshire businesses have sought advice to help them boost their exports following the launch of a campaign which aims to make the region more competitive.

More than 50 businesses have contacted the We are International export network and the campaign’s export ambassadors since July, seeking support with a wide range of issues. The We are International initiative – delivered by the Leeds city region LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) in partnership with international trade specialists Chamber International, UKTI Yorkshire and Humber, Enterprise Europe Network and MY Export Hub – aims to create thousands of jobs.

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Prof Bob Cryan, LEP board member, said: “Increasing the number of Leeds City Region companies trading overseas is a top priority for the LEP so we’re delighted with the level of interest that businesses have shown in the We are International initiative so far.”

For more information about the We are International campaign, visit www.weareinternational.co.uk