International trade will be the key to success in 2017 – despite some of the uncertainty created by Brexit.
That’s the view of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, which is launching a range of new support packages for businesses on top of the current services it offers through its International Trade Hub.
For the first time, the Chamber will unveil a new International Trade Membership package that will give companies access to a range of events, services and expert advice to help ensure their export success.
James Ahearne, of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said firms had to make the most of the opportunities to them abroad – despite global uncertainty.
He said: “We’ve had the Brexit vote and that has created uncertainty but it has also created opportunity for exporters in terms of the value of the pound.
“Never before has it been so important for companies across Coventry and Warwickshire to take seriously the opportunity to grow through overseas trade and the range of support we now have available means we are in a strong position to help them achieve it.
“As a Chamber we intend to be there help companies mitigate the risks that lie ahead, but also capitalise on opportunities to expand into new overseas markets.
“The new International Trade Membership– together with our expanded programme of activities at the international trade hub – mean we have every base covered when it comes to exporting. Whether it’s help from the Chamber Network, the Department of International Trade (DIT) or the private sector, businesses can access the all support they need under one roof.
“We’re calling on companies to get involved with the Chamber of Commerce – not only as place to access advice and support, but also as the voice for local businesses during these uncertain times.”
New events will be held this year on a variety of key topics including Customs Procedures, Financing Imports and Exports, Managing Risk and Brexit (focusing on Trade Agreements). Anyone interested to find out more about the chamber's new initiatives can contact the Chamber on 02476 654321 / [email protected] or keep up to date online www.cw-chamber.co.uk/export