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INTERNATIONAL NEWS WE HAVE heard plenty about Brexit and the immediate effect it has had on the value of the pound, which actually delivered a boost to British exports. Last October and November, the BBC and the Daily Telegraph reported that the manufacturing sector saw exports rise to the highest level in two and a half years. The Financial Times also reported that the UK food and drink sector had performed particularly well in their exports outside the EU – growing at double the pace of those to the EU, providing a positive indicator of UK companies being more proactive in targeting new non-EU Markets. With Brexit becoming a reality this year, British companies are encouraged to look beyond the Eurozone. For example, emerging and developing economies are expected to contribute to 65% of the Global GDP by 2020 thanks to strong domestic consumption led by their growing middle classes. These economies are home to nearly 80% of the under 30s, a very aspiring generation demanding the same services and products as their counterparts in developed economies. Not only that, these economies are making huge investments in improving their business environment 14 KICK START THE NEW YEAR GROWING YOUR BUSINESS BY EXPORTING and infrastructure, opening a number of exporting opportunities for British companies. From waste management and renewable energies to civil engineering project management services and innovative medical devices, just to mention but a few. Right now there are 1200 export opportunities demanding British expertise and products! Here at the Chamber, we are working closely with the Department for International Trade, helping UK companies to tap into these overseas opportunities, so whether you are new to exporting or a seasoned and experienced exporter, we are here to provide support and advice on how to succeed in international markets. From market information to expert advice and more, we are here to ensure your export journey delivers results for your business. Are you now looking ahead and wondering if your business should be considering exporting as your next growth strategy? If so, you can take advantage of our upcoming FREE Export Clinics in Oldham, Stockport and Wigan, our International Trade Forum and our Understanding Exporting Training event. Book your place now to avoid disappointment! n Export Advice Clinic Oldham (7th Feb 2017) http://bit.ly/2gY1Ij2. n Understanding Exporting Training (14th Feb 2017) http://bit.ly/2hfyPTp n International Trade Forum Manchester (16th Feb 2016) http://bit.ly/2fwbqcz n Export Advice Clinic Wigan (28th Feb 2017) http://bit.ly/2iUNLWO n Export Advice Clinic Stockport (27th March 2017) http://bit.ly/2h1Zpyj For more information on any of the above, please email exportbritain@gmchamber.co.uk


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