Hampshire prepares for the global market
On Thursday 13 October, 30 Hampshire food and drink producers attended a workshop run by Hampshire Fare and the Department for International Trade focusing on exporting.
The free event held at the offices of Hampshire Fare at Rownhams House near Romsey was aimed at giving local food businesses the knowledge and skills they need to begin exporting. The day covered key issues, locating customers, financial issues and logistics involved with sessions run by Santander Corporate, DHL and the Department for International Trade.
Commercial Manager of Hampshire Fare, Tracy Nash commented on the exporting event: “Today’s event was about Hampshire Fare helping to prepare those of our members who are keen to explore the opportunities of supplying beyond our borders. The weaker pound has created fantastic opportunities for our exporters and created a surge in demand for British products. After today our members will go away in a stronger position to harness the opportunities exporting can provide.”
Lewis Scott, Regional Director South East, Department for International Trade, said: “Economic research consistently shows that exporting helps companies grow and here in the South East the Department for International Trade is determined to help local companies succeed in the global race. We’re already working with thousands of companies across the region to do just that. And we want to help a great many more. The demand for your product is out there and this seminar, part of the government’s Exporting is GREAT campaign to get 100,000 more UK companies exporting by 2020, could be your route to reaping the benefits from that demand.”
Nigel Welsh, Flack Manor Brewery Ltd, Romsey said “An absolutely super morning, highly informative and thoroughly worthwhile”