New International Trade Bursary for Torbay businesses


A pilot programme offering an International Trade Bursary to businesses that are new to exporting has been established by TDA.

The programme will support Torbay businesses to identify the opportunities in selling overseas. The dedicated support package includes a Ready for Export workshop, 1-2-1 support from an International Trade Advisor to develop an export plan and money to help implement the plan.

Jason Buck, Investment Development Manager at TDA, said: “TDA has set up an International Trade Bursary to support businesses that have never exported before. The programme offers up to 10 bursaries, providing local businesses a great opportunity to begin their export journey. The bursary could be used to visit prospective markets, attend overseas trade shows, for digital marketing or for research into new export markets.”

To be able to apply for an International Trade Bursary, businesses are required to attend a Ready for Export workshop, delivered by experts from TDA, Business West and Department for International Trade. The workshop is being hosted at the Torbay Business Centre, Torquay on 20 March 2018 from 09:30 – 15:30.

The workshop will support small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) that are looking for ways to find new customers and increase their revenue. The workshop will include inspiring success stories to demonstrate how businesses can access new markets, create an action plan to start selling overseas and win new business.

Jason Buck, Investment Development Manager at TDA, continued: “This interactive workshop will discuss the vital steps businesses should take to start selling their products and services internationally. TDA and its partners aim to build the confidence and capability of Torbay businesses to help them set and achieve export goals.”

The action plan that businesses create during this one day course will form the basis for follow up support from the Department for International Trade with an International Trade Adviser.

The Ready for Export workshop is being delivered as part of the Export for Growth project.

If you’re an SME located in Torbay that is new to export visit to find out more about the International Trade Bursary and register for the workshop.

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