What an exciting time for the region, Yorkshire is gearing up for perhaps a once in a life time opportunity to show off the region to the whole world when all eyes are on the Tour de France departing in Yorkshire. UKTI Yorkshire & Humber is already planning an International Business Festival with venues across the region including Sheffield. A call for action is out to log ideas for other events.
The Global Manufacturing Festival will once again take place in April 2014, demonstrating the region’s expertise in advanced technology to the world, attracting an international audience.
The bilateral overseas Chamber initiative will expand from the current 20 pilot Chambers to 40, amongst them a number of High Growth markets.
Locally the work to boost international trade will continue as business support organisations will work closely together and the LEP will submit its Growth Plan with International Trade firmly imbedded in the plan.
There is no doubt that export successes will contribute to the growth in the UK economy and in our view we all have a responsibility to contribute and make it happen!