Businesses in the Black Country are being urged to consider international trading during the economic downturn at a seminar this month.
Yorkshire Bank has organised an event in conjunction with Black Country law firm George Green LLP to give companies valuable advice on how to win overseas orders.
The Exporting out of Recession seminar will take place at The Regis Centre in Old Hill on Wednesday, May 13 at 7.30am.
Mark Runiewicz, international partner at Yorkshire Bank’s Financial Solutions Centre in Birmingham, Gavin Friend, economic strategist from LAB Capital, , and Paul Bennett, head of corporate services at George Green LLP, will be the guest speakers.
Mark said despite the gloom surrounding the economy, the outlook among companies conducting business abroad was brighter.
He said: “The current economic climate is presenting many challenges for businesses, but among the gloom, the changing business world does present some opportunities.
“The recent depreciation of sterling relative to other currencies will undoubtedly boost export opportunities and make goods manufactured in the UK more attractive in overseas markets.
“The seminar will provide an insight into the current and projected state of the UK economy and will highlight the opportunities available for exporters against the present backdrop.
“It will also explore some of the funding and legal issues surrounding export activity which businesses should be aware of before dipping their toes into international markets.
“I am sure the event will prove valuable for those who are already exporting as well as those contemplating a move into overseas markets and will lead to further trading abroad for businesses from this region.”