Manufacturers learn how to boost export orders at November event

Michael Peacock

The region’s manufacturers will hear how to accelerate their export drive and secure quality business overseas at a one off breakfast event on November 10.

Spearheaded by the manufacturing sector group of hlw Keeble Hawson – one of the region’s biggest law firms with offices in Leeds, Sheffield and Doncaster which is praised in legal guides for its manufacturing expertise – the breakfast workshop and panel discussion at The Leopold Hotel in Sheffield will give attendees a wealth of practical advice.

The session will help manufacturers to be more confident, maximise international trading opportunities, and overcome cultural differences.

The panel of speakers comprises Nick Patrick of South Yorkshire International Trade Centre who will explain the importance of exporting and how to go about it and Andy McKenna of The Sheffield City Region Access to Finance Centre of Expertise who will outline the types of finance available.

Karin Schimmelschulze of German Advantage will explain the differences in business culture and etiquette between the UK and other countries, with particular emphasis on Germany.

hlw Keeble Hawson commercial litigation partner and head of the firm’s manufacturing sector group Michael Peacock said: “Exporting offers huge growth potential for Yorkshire’s manufacturers and key to success is securing contracts that will take businesses to the next level. The event will enable them to share their experiences, gain insights into current trends and knowledge – as well as generate valuable contacts.”

Partner Giles Searby, a specialist in commercial litigation and international trade with the firm, added: “The event is integral to manufacturing sector group’s ongoing drive to bring our export experience to the area’s manufacturers and introduce them to experts who can help fulfil their international trade potential. “

The free event starts at 8.30am with registration from 8am and will finish by 10am. To register, email or call 0114 276 555.

Michael Peacock
Michael Peacock

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