Top Tips for New Exporters

FOUR of Yorkshire’s most successful exporters have been selected to speak at Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s We are International Export Network event in Leeds later this month.

The four will talk on the theme, What I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Exporting, at the two-hour afternoon event at Addleshaw Goddard, Leeds, on June 25, which is expected to be attended by 80 new and novice exporters across the ten local authority areas, which comprise Leeds City Region.

The speakers are: managing director of Industrial Textiles and Plastics Ltd, Easingwold, Marc van der Voort; international projects director at DWA Architects, York, Mel Fairborn-Varley; logistics manager at Pace plc, Bradford, Brian Farrell and director of Lime Tree Europe, Halifax, Paul Walters.

All four, who has been selected for their different skills in trading overseas, are Export Network ambassadors giving help and advice to companies wishing to get involved with international commerce for the first time, or to break into new markets.

Protective textiles manufacturer, Industrial Textiles and Plastics Ltd, exports to Azerbaijan, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Oman, Qatar, Turkey and UAE; DWA Architects has designed assisted-living schemes and over-60s apart-hotels in the Middle East as well as having experience in China, Hong Kong and Russia

Lime Tree Europe has more than 40 years’ exporting and logistics experience in the electrical, engineering, nursery and toy industries in Europe, US and the Middle and Far East while set-top box manufacturer, Pace Plc is global market leader, selling to Belgium, India, Israel, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE and USA.

The We are International initiative – delivered by Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership with support from international trade specialists Chamber International, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Yorkshire, Enterprise Europe Network and MY Export Hub – aims to add £1.6bn to the City Region economy and create thousands of jobs by 2018.

The latest Export Network event, being arranged by Chamber International as part of We are International, is the eighth since the initiative, which has engaged with hundreds of businesses, was launched in March 2013.

To book please contact Chamber International on Tel: 0845 034 7200. For more information about the We are International campaign, visit