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Here, you can keep up to date with events surrounding international trade. We have a series of blog posts that provide qualitative market and sector knowledge.

The Market Meeting and Consultation Updates provide you with a list of upcoming 121 meetings. Including insights from market and sector experts from The Department for International Trade and buyers/sellers around the world.

Case Study: DT&G

Hear from Northern Powerhouse Export Champions, DT&G, on how their export journey got started and how the Department for International Trade supported them to grow globally with the help of advice, guidance, and funding towards trade missions.

Export Champion, Clark Door Ltd, presented with prestigious Queen's Award

On the 6 October 2021 Clark Door Limited, a leading manufacturer of specialist door systems based in Carlisle, was officially presented with one of the most prestigious business awards and highest honours for a UK business, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2020. The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services.

Case Study: Precision 21

Hear from Northern Powerhouse Export Champions, Precision 21, on how their export journey got started and how the Department for International Trade helped them grow globally with the help of trade missions. 

Northern Powerhouse Export Champion to be heard by millions as Paralympics begin

The Director of international award-winning disability accessibility consultancy, Direct Access, has completed a series of voice-overs for the imagery and audio-visuals being used at the Opening Ceremony. Steven will also be on call for the duration of the Paralympics as new content is developed and is excited for his voice to be broadcast to millions.

International Trade Podcast: The Role of Employment in Exporting

Our latest international podcast examines The Role of Employment in Exporting and features Ikram Malik – Business Immigration Partner and Adam Haines - Employment Law Partner at Aaron and Partners LLP, one of the North West’s largest regional law firms specialising in business services. The discussion – hosted by Nathan Milnes - will cover the main challenges and opportunities for GM businesses in a post-Brexit era, what the law says about recruiting key personnel from overseas, and how the new Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) impact employment law and recruitment at a global stage.

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Could your business benefit from a potential new Free Trade Agreement with Australia?

The UK has secured a trade deal in principle with Australia eliminating tariffs on all UK goods and boosting jobs and businesses across the country, in the first major trade deal negotiated from scratch by the Government since we left the EU. Find out how this could benefit your business.

Cumbrian Food Business Represents the North West on the International Stage

Cumbrian artisan condiment makers Hawkshead Relish recently had the opportunity to represent the North West and raise awareness of the region’s food and drink offer on the international stage.

North West businesses continue growth with Japan

North West businesses continue growth with Japan

On 22 October the government announced that it had signed a new UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) - the UK’s first Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that goes beyond its existing EU deal.

The deal can benefit more than 700 businesses in the North West that exported to Japan last year and encourage new business.

EU Transition: Prepare for change

EU Transition: Prepare for change

The UK has left the EU and the transition period is ending.
Whilst the UK negotiates additional arrangements with trading partners, businesses can take action to prepare for change. New rules will come into affect from January 2021.

Going Global: How can service businesses scale internationally?

Going Global: How can service businesses scale internationally?

A guide for entrepreneurs and SMEs based in the North, to help sell their services to overseas markets. Expanding into new markets is one of the most powerful tools available to organisations, when driving business growth.