To mark the start of Export Week, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has announced the launch of a new website designed to support businesses at every stage of their export journey.Alongside partners Cathay Pacific, DHL Express UK, and Experian, Export Britain (www.exportbritain.org.uk) showcases the opportunities in key international markets, and the support available from British Chambers and British business groups in the UK and around the world.
This follows the announcement from Vince Cable, Business Secretary, at the BCC’s International Trade Conference in October, of the renewed commitment from the government to create a global business to business network to support UK exporters.
David Riches, Commercial Director at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:
“UK exporters tell us that they need personal connections to help them enter new markets and open doors to opportunities. With UK Chambers of Commerce, and the British Chambers Overseas, being the go-to business network for businesses looking to export, the British Chambers of Commerce is delighted to launch Export Britain to put UK exporters in touch with the support they need.”
Roberto Abbondio, Head of Sales and Marketing for UK & Ireland at Cathay Pacific added:
"As Hong Kong’s flagship carrier, we have been flying business people between the UK and Hong Kong, and on into China and South East Asia, for the last 30 years. We are delighted to support Export Britain and together we will continue to promote, encourage and strengthen business links between these regions."
Shannon Diett, Vice President of Marketing, DHL Express UK
"We are delighted to support the Export Britain digital platform where British businesses can access valuable advice and support, as they either begin to export or export to wider markets."
Max Firth, UK Managing Director for Experian’s Business Information Services division, said:
“Experian recently published analysis that revealed hundreds of thousands of businesses in the UK that have strong potential and ability to export, but are currently not exporting. Initiatives like Export Britain from the British Chamber of Commerce, along with support from government departments such as UKTI, are a much needed steer in the right direction to encourage and nurture UK companies looking to trade internationally.”