Exemplas Handed Five-Year Export Agreement

University of Hertfordshire-owned Exemplas Trade Services has been handed a five-year contract by the government to offer export support to businesses in the East of England.

19/02/2015, in the press

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has selected nine local providers across the UK to carry out the work.

It said the length of contracts should give businesses consistency while underlining the government's "long term commitment to increase the number of companies that export".

UKTI added English companies would now be eligible to bid for up to £100m in additional export support through the European Structural & Investment Funds.

Trade minister Lord Livingston said: "UKTI will be working with locally based organisations, including social enterprises and chambers of commerce, to ensure that public money is targeted at where it is most needed and spent responsibly."

Exemplas chief executive Jill Barnes said: "We are delighted to continue working in partnership with UKTI, the success of regional exporters will be key to increasing growth in the UK.

"Our focus is through introducing new innovations and working collaboratively with partners to get more companies developing overseas business both on and offline and to drive the service to new levels of success for customers and the regional economy."

UKTI helped a total of 47,960 businesses in 2013 to 2014 to export for the first time or find new markets.

Source: Insider Media