Wolverhampton North East MP Jane Stevenson is leading a drive to bring free Government support to local firms in her constituency, to help them take advantage of new export opportunities and to tap into demand for British products from overseas.
Through organising a series of events in 2021, Jane is helping businesses in Wolverhampton to find out how they can start or grow international sales and get free Government support to do it.
Jane is working with the Department for International Trade as part of the Parliamentary Export Programme to help local businesses access the support they need to boost their exporting potential.
The first event is taking place on Tuesday 2nd February at 2pm, and businesses in Wolverhampton North East can sign up to the free event or learn more about the programme by visiting https://www.events.great.gov.uk/parliamentary-export-programme.
Jane said: “Helping local businesses survive and then recover from the pandemic is one of my top priorities. That's why I'm delighted to be hosting events that can save local jobs and give businesses in Wolverhampton North East access to information, advice and finance to sell internationally.
“I’m determined to ensure that our area does not get left behind and whatever services are available are provided here to help us get back on our feet after Covid.
“The events I’m organising are free and all businesses have to do is register online. Experts and experienced exporters will be in the webinars to provide free advice including on government supported working capital and the practicalities of post-Brexit trade.”
Whether a business is new to exporting, has exported in the past or is a current exporter, participating in the programme will equip them with the support and tools they need to begin or continue their exporting journey.
Jane is a founding member of the Parliamentary Export Programme where selected cross-party MPs are organising and chairing virtual meetings from business and Government.