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Free Export Masterclasses to Help SMEs in the South Win International Business

A series of free export masterclasses are being held across the South of England to help ambitious businesses grow internationally.

The full-day masterclasses, organised by the region’s Local Enterprise Partnerships and Growth Hubs, will run between February 18th and March 31st. They offer expert insights and practical advice to support SMEs of all sizes and different levels of experience make crucial decisions, leverage opportunities and maximise profits when entering new markets.

Jacinta George, Business Environment Programme Lead and Board Director at Thames Valley Berkshire LEP said, “There is a strong demand across the world for UK goods and services, and many of Berkshire’s businesses are already finding success abroad. These free Masterclasses will offer key advice for any business seeking expansion overseas. The support of the Department of International Trade, and collaboration with our neighbouring LEPs in the South will ensure these Masterclasses have a powerful reach and high impact.”

Aimed at SMEs based in Berkshire, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Surrey, East and West Sussex, these free comprehensive events focus on four critical elements of international trade:

  • Researching and Selecting Overseas Markets
  • Export Pricing in International Markets
  • Managing Overseas Agents and Distributors
  • LinkedIn and Social Media International Trade

There are only 20 places available for each Masterclass. Book now at go.newable.co.uk/export




Course details: 

The Masterclasses have been organised by Thames Valley Berkshire LEP, Enterprise M3 LEP, Coast to Capital LEP, Solent LEP and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry. They are being delivered by specialist business support agency, Newable.


Researching & Selecting Overseas Markets

Discover how to identify, evaluate and select the right export market opportunities.

  • 25 February – Reigate
  • 17 March - Basingstoke
  • 31 March - Isle of Wight


Export Pricing in International Markets

Learn how to factor costs and price your product or service in overseas markets.

  • 27 February – Guildford
  • 10 March – Southampton


Managing Overseas Agents & Distributors

Find out how to effectively profile, select and manage international partners.

  • 18 February - Portsmouth
  • 26 March – Reading


LinkedIn & Social Media for International Trade

Harness the power of social media to reach your target market internationally.

  • 3 March - Slough
  • 24 March – Gatwick


Please note each  Masterclass is strictly limited to 20 places and ONE delegate per company. Due to limited places, companies will be accepted onto a maximum of two masterclasses and waitlisted for additional events (should a place become available).

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