Thousands of businesses take part in Export Week

The programme is run by UKTI, the government department responsible for exports, and this time has a particular focused on mid-sized companies.

There will also be a ‘Sizzling Southeast Asia Roadshow’ travelling across the country organised by UKTI and the UK-ASEAN Business Council (UKABC) highlighting the growing opportunities in this region. UK goods exports to Burma rocketed by 244% in 2013.

Lord Livingston, the trade minister, said: “There has never been a better time for Britain’s businesses to break into new international markets and Export Week will highlight the lucrative opportunities available and how we can help firms take advantage.

“Exporting helps companies grow and research shows that exporters do better with UKTI’s help. I encourage all companies with global ambitions to get in contact with UKTI this week.”

Figures released by the Federation of Small Businesses today show that small firms are more confident about exporting than ever before.

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