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New support for city businesses launched during Export Week

By nwilder  |  Posted: April 10, 2014

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New sessions to help city businesses explore the world of export have been announced during 'Export Week'.

Working with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) the City Council has announced that from later this month (April) UKTI will be providing a range of sessions each month from the offices at North Warehouse at the Docks to help businesses make the most of opportunities out of the country. 

UKTI has a great track record, in 2012 they helped more than 24,000 businesses in the UK grow their businesses overseas.

Councillor Paul James, Leader, Gloucester City Council said: "Recent studies have shown that even through challenging economic times there are still fantastic opportunities for businesses to tap into emerging, high growth markets abroad and continue to grow.

"These sessions are just one way the City Council shows its dedication to supporting the businesses which will help the city to prosper for the future."

Export Week is a bi-annual national event which forms part of a drive to double UK exports to £1tr by 2020 and get 100,000 more companies exporting. The monthly sessions running in Gloucester are:

Intellectual Property Rights - Centre for Cities ranked Gloucester 6th for the most patents granted per 100,000 residents in 2012 – these sessions will help businesses to find out about their intellectual property rights status and learn how to get the right protection. These sessions will take place the first Wednesday of the month: 30th April, 28th May, 25th June, 30th July, 27th August and 24th September. 

International Trade Advice - An International Trade Adviser will provide professional advice on a range of services, including financial subsidies, export documentation, contacts in overseas markets, overseas visits, e-commerce, export training and market research. Dates are: 22 April, 27th May, 24th June, 22nd July, 26th August, 23rd September, 28th October, 25th November and 23rd December

Anyone interested in attending should contact Economic Development, Gloucester City Council on 01452 396974 or email eds@gloucester.gov.uk. 

For more information on how the City Council support businesses visit www.gloucester.gov.uk 

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