Exporting is Key to Rural Growth

Posted: 10th April 2018

By: WiRE Team

Exporting is Key to Rural Growth

Taking place on 27 April between 10:00-13:30 at the Ludlow Nut Company, click here for your free ticket

Would you like to learn more about your business’s export potential, take part in an exclusive tour showcasing rural business growth in Shropshire, and see the Government’s Export Hub up close? Join us for networking, ideas sharing and much more!

The Department for International Trade team in Shropshire invites you and your colleagues to join us for a one-off event at the Ludlow Nut Company. You’ll hear from several guest speakers, including Philip Dunne, MP for Ludlow, and representatives from neighboring rural businesses, as well as take part in a tour of Ludlow Nut Company’s brand-new facility. Plus, the Government’s 40ft Export Hub truck will be heading to Shropshire exclusively for the event…

Why attend? 

Come hear from a diverse range of businesses here in rural Shropshire, from virtual reality leaders to advanced engineering and food and drink manufacturers. Network with your neighbors and hear from:

Granger & Worrall 

  • Its position as a leader in advanced manufacturing, company history and how it became a leader in the diverse sectors it serves
  • How it penetrated more challenging markets overseas, including China and Japan
  • Why, and how, it grew its presence across sectors as diverse as automotive and aerospace. Their services encompass engineering, precision machining and consultancy
Igloo Vision
  • How the business develops and delivers immersive 360° projection domes, projection cylinders, and all the enabling technologies
  • Its access to export support via the Shropshire International Trade team which saw its Head Office in Craven Arms grow from eight to over 40 members of staff, and additional offices opened in London, Los Angeles and New Jersey
  • Its decision to open subsidiary companies in Australia, Canada and the US
FL Hitchman 
  • The original home of the renowned Aqua Roll and Wastemaster
  • Learn about its 60 year heritage in domestic markets
  • And how it accessed support through the Shropshire International Trade team to export in markets across Europe and South East Asia
Plus, an exclusive tour and speech by Helen Graham, Managing Director at the Ludlow Nut Factory, which – as a result of exporting in new markets such as Japan – has invested in a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility in the town which has had a positive impact on local job opportunities and the rural economy.
Expert Advice 
Don’t know if exporting is for you, or want to ask some questions? Representatives from our Shropshire International Trade team will be on-hand to discuss and answer any queries you might have.  There will also be specialist experts who can provide support with:
  • Language & Culture
  • Intellectual Property
  • Digital and eCommerce
  • Contracts and Distribution Agreements
  • Finance
In addition, you’ll be able to access live opportunities to the Government’s Export is GREAT website where you can see current opportunities to sell products or services, receive alerts whenever an overseas company is looking for something you can offer, reach new markets and much more.
Click here to register for free today