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ONE-TO-ONE: How to Expand your Brand Internationally - Growth through Export

16th October 2019 | 10:00 - 13:00 ONE-TO-ONE
People & skills
Eu exit

Event description

Brexit or no Brexit, a whole world of opportunity awaits UK micro businesses and SMEs looking to grow their brands and revenues beyond UK shores. British goods and services continue to be synonymous with quality and achieve a price premium in overseas territories; furthermore, exporting delivers a level of growth and profitability that is simply not possible in a company’s domestic market.Through this session, we will quickly dispel the myth that exporting is an unachievable “dark art” and instead help you understand what you need to know and do in order to set your company on this exciting and lucrative journey.

What will I learn?

  • How ‘ready’ your business is to export.
  • What you need to know and do in order to optimally prepare and avoid the pitfalls.
  • The impact exporting can exert on your sales, production, finance, resource, etc.
  • How to access free or subsidized advice and support.
  • The essential components of a structured and robust Export Strategy and Plan.

Who should attend?

Business owners and senior managers of established micro businesses and SMEs looking to export.

About the speaker

Andrea Collins

Andrea is an international trade specialist with 22+ years in the industry; a linguist fluent in French and Spanish, Andrea specializes in Export. Having worked in the Chemicals, IT, and Professional Services sectors, the first 12 years of Andrea’s career were spent predominantly overseas both selling direct and establishing distribution channels for a number of FTSE and Euronext companies including ICI and RightNow. Recent years saw Andrea exporting her own market research company’s services to Europe and the US. A passionate ambassador of UK micro businesses and SMEs, she launched The Export Department to assist these companies expand their horizons internationally and raise the profile of UK goods and services abroad. An MBA graduate, Andrea is also a member of the Institute of Export and International Trade.


The Cirencester Growth Hub Stroud Road Cirencester GL7 6JR

Event organised by


The Cirencester Growth Hub

The Cirencester Growth Hub is based at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. Partnered with both the University and GFirst LEP, The Growth Hub is here to help every Gloucestershire business grow.

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