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North East surge in online export interest

Businesses in the North East are set to benefit from a series of events to help them boost their online sales worldwide in a new initiative from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).

UKTI are offering free training to companies who want to improve their digital skills and sell more internationally. The training covers topics such as how to ensure a website is optimised for international success and how to sell online in other countries on emarketplaces such as Amazon.

Boost your International Sales Online is being delivered at events throughout the North East region with the next event taking place on Thursday 11 August at Newcastle City Library.

The new initiative is also being supported by the Local Economic Partnerships. Following on from the workshop, businesses will be offered ongoing support through UKTI’s E Exporting Programme and other partner resources.

Notes to Editors
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the Government department that helps UK-based companies succeed globally and assists overseas companies to bring investment to the UK. We lead the whole of Government effort to help UK firms win business overseas and rebalance the economy towards export-led sustainable economic growth. For more information on UKTI, visit www.gov.uk/ukti.

UKTI has recently launched an expanded package of help for first time exporters including ExportSavvy, an online programme for companies with bite-size briefings on all aspects of exporting. Export Insight Visits are tailored first time exporters and will give them experience of working in a foreign market. It will give them the introductions they need to market experts and companies already working abroad.